Sunday, 7 August 2011


One-fifth of
Booty to the
Cause of Allah
Narrated Ibn
'Abbas: The
delegates of the
tribe of 'Abdul-Qais
came and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! We
are from the tribe
of Rabi'a, and
there is the
infidels of the
tribe of Mudar
between you and
us, so we cannot
come to you
except in the
Sacred Months. So
please order us
some instructions
that we may apply
it to ourselves and
also invite our
people whom we
left behind us to
observe as well."
The Prophet said,
"I order you (to
do) four (things)
and forbid you (to
do) four: I order
you to believe in
Allah, that is, to
testify that None
has the right to be
worshipped but
Allah (the Prophet
pointed with his
hand); to offer
prayers perfectly;
to pay Zakat; to
fast the month of
Ramadan, and to
pay the Khumus
(i.e. one-fifth) of
the war booty to
Allah and I forbid
you to use Ad-
dubba', An-Naqir,
Al-Hantam and Al-
Muzaffat (i.e.
utensils used for
preparing alcoholic
drinks)." (See
hadith No. 50, Vol.