A Hadith regarding Zakah being Fard
When the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم sent Sayyiduna Mu’aaz رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ towards Yemen, he صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: Tell them that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made Zakah Fard in their wealth; it should be taken from the wealthy and given to the Fuqara [the poor]. (Tirmizi, vol. 2, pp. 126, Hadith 625)
A Madani request
It is a humble request to the fortunate Islamic brothers and Islamic sisters who pay Zakah that give your Zakah to their close relatives who are also deserving of Zakah, or try to give it to such a place where it is not only permissible to give but this Sadaqah becomes a great Sawab-e-Jariyah [Sawab that keeps on increasing] for you. In order to understand it, suppose you wish to start a business and the following two types of business are under your consideration:
1. The one in which you will receive benefit only once and never again.
2. The one in which you will receive benefit till the Day of Judgement.
You would definitely select the second type of business. اَلْحَمْدُلِله, Dawat-e-Islami – a Madani movement of devotees of Rasool – is carrying out religious activities in more than 100 departments. Kindly give your Zakah, ‘Ushr, Sadaqahs and other charity to Dawat-e-Islami and also make individual efforts on your relatives, neighbours and friends and deliver their Zakah, ‘Ushr and other donations to the Madani Markaz of Dawat-e-Islami or give it to any responsible Islamic brother, or call Madani Markaz and ask any Islamic brother to come and then give it to him. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us Taufeeq by His mercy to act upon the Islamic teachings.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم