In this booklet, our purpose is not to discuss about all sources of income of Islamic Bayt Al-Mal and costs and usages, but we only want to talk about “Khums”.
There are only few jobs easier than “poisoning” the minds of people who have not extended knowledge of a matter, because this is like destroying a building. Sometimes it takes several years to build a building, while it is possible to destroy it in only few seconds.
Therefore, if we see that evil temptations of frails around us have effects on some simple thoughts, it is neither because of power and logic of tempters nor weak principles of Islam, but this is the attribute of poisoning among people who have not enough knowledge of a matter; and the best of fighting this poisoning is to increase the level of knowledge of people in Islamic matters, because if the sun of science and knowledge rise in hearts then witch moths will hide themselves rapidly.
Accordingly, it is decided, by almighty god’s will, to prepare and publish brief and precise but calculated and logical booklets in different Islamic issues and those which are related to Shiite and Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) that hypocrites poisoning on them for informing the public in order not to remain a place for cavillers.
Table of Contents
Poisonings Acts of Hypocrites
Khums, One of Important Islamic Financial Resources
Purpose of the Objectors
Is Khums Exclusive to Spoils in Qur’an?
Opinion of Commentators
Khums in Sunni Cabbalas
Khums in Cabbalas of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)
Précis of Ahadith of Khums
Has Khums Been Forgiven during the Absence of Imam Zaman (a.s.)?
Had Khums Been Taken from People at the Beginning of Islam?
Is allocating Khums for Sadat Discrimination?
Title: Khums, the Fund of Independence of Bait Al-Mal
Author: Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi
Publisher: Office of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Pub. Date: 2014/12/30