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Established baitul maal treasury in india

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Can we establish Baitulmal in India. The money will come in this Baitulmal from Fitra, Sadka, Zakat, And Donation from all muslim from our city, And then this money will be distrube to all poor and needy peoples. 


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Established baitul maal treasury in india

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The literal meaning of the Arabic term Bayt ul Maal means the House of Treasury, ie. the Central Treasury which an Islamic State establishes to hold the wealth of the nation. It is from this Bayt ul Maal or Central Treasury whereby all the zakah, sadaqah, jizya, etc. dues are collected and spent on the running of the state and the spending on the poor and the needy.


If a few believers wish to establish a charity foundation and call or name it bayt ul maal in the city or area where they live, whereby they collect the charity dues of some believers and spend it on the poor and needy, there is absolutely no harm.


Because the city or the state neither belongs to you, nor you have an Islamic State established there, you obviously would not have the right to demand that all the believers in the area or city must pay all their charity dues to your organization. If some amongst the believers wish to pay their charity dues to your organization, and you in turn, fearing Allah, spend those dues on the poor and needy, there is absolutely no harm in doing so.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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