This is a very important matter. It relates to one of the pillars of Islam. Allah describes the taking of zakat in the following manner.
"Take alms from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it." [Soorah at-Tauba 103]
[Zakat] is one of the foundations of Islam. If the foundation is weak, then this weak foundation will have ramifications for other aspects of our lives.
The Islamic understanding of worship allows the whole of one’s life to be an
act of worship, as long as the objective of that life is the pleasure of Allah,
which is achieved by doing good and refraining from evil. This can be seen from
1. A person can turn everyday activities into acts of worship by
purifying his or her intention and sincerely seeking Allah’s pleasure through
these activities. Allah’s Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allah be