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About the Course

This course focuses on the principles and practice of one of the five pillars of Islam: Zakah. In this interactive seminar, students will discuss some of the theoretical underpinnings of Zakah before learning and practising how it is calculated.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Understand the conditions required for Zakah
  • Understand whom Zakah is obligatory upon and how to pay it
  • Understand the difference between Zakat Al-Fitr and Zakat Al-Maal
  • Calculate Zakah
  • Appreciate the practical wisdom behind Zakah
  • Appreciate some of the modern issues concerning Zakah


About the Instructor

Ustadh Abid Khan has been studying the Islamic sciences for over 10 years. He has studied under many notable scholars from Makkah, Madinah and the UK. He has an ijazah in hadith and Quran recitation from a number of scholars including Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad ‘Amir al-Azhari, Shaykh Dr Ahmad Tahir Awais Somali and Shaykh ‘Ali Khallufi from Morrocco.  He has also graduated from the Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Programme and was awarded his shahada al-‘alimiyya (Licence in Islamic Scholarship) under the supervision of Shaykh Akram Nadwi. He graduated in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics (Hons.) and went on to specialise in his Masters in Biomaterials and Stem Cell research at University College London, graduating in July 2011. He is currently working as a consultant at First Ethical and is also an Imam at Masjid Noor in Harrow, London.