For many the concept that zakat as a pillar has fallen will come as a shock, but for others this will supply the key to the recovery of the deen itself and thus success.
After substantiating the proposition that the pillar has fallen and the reasons for that, Zakat – Raising a Fallen Pillar comprises a complete overview of the fiqh of zakat, and then the road to its recovery.
Given that zakat is an act of worship carried out by means of wealth and monetary matters, the second section, The Gold Dinar and the Islamic Money System, investigates this, giving particular attention to currency and the importance of the open market established by the Prophet and assumed by Islamic fiqh. The author then looks to an implementation strategy for the halal, free and open market with a sound currency.
Given the widespread understanding that not only is capitalism in serious trouble, but that it is an intrinsically unjust system, then here we have a clue to a post-capitalist way of transacting at whose core is the act of worship that is zakat, which does justice to the poor by giving them access to capital not merely handouts, and to the rich by purifying their wealth for them to enjoy it without guilt.