THE TOBACCO FATWA

Ayatollah Mirza Shirazi who issued his famous Tobacco Edict, declared that using tobacco was akin to waging war against the 12th Imam (may God hasten his reappearance).

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.7

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا صلاةَ لِمَن لا زكاةَ لَهُ ، ولا زكاةَ لِمَن لا وَرَعَ لَهُ

Imam Al-Sadiq (as) said, ‘The prayer of one who does not give the alms-tax is void, and the alms-tax of the impious is void.’

[Mishkat al-Anwar, no. 46]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.6

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا حُبِسَتِ الزَّكاةُ ماتَتِ المَواشِي

Imam Ar-Ridha’ (as) said, ‘When the alms-tax is not paid, livestock die as a result.’

[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 373, no. 8]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.5

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ عزّوجلّ وَضَعَ الزَّكاةَ قُوتاً للفُقَراءِ وتَوفِيرا لِأموالِكُم 

Imam Al-Kadhim (as) said, ‘Verily God has fixed the alms-tax as a provision for the poor and a proliferation of your wealth.’

[Al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 498, no. 6]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.4

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): وَجَدنا في كتابِ رسولِ ‏اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) … إذا مَنَعُوا الزَّكاةَ مَنَعَتِ الأرضُ بَرَكَتَها مِنَ الزَّرعِ والثِّمارِ والمَعادِنِ كُلِّها

Imam Al-Baqir (as) narrated, ‘We found the following written in the book of the Prophet (S): …When the alms-tax is withheld, the earth withholds all its yield of plants, fruits and minerals.’

[Al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 374, no. 2]