Zakat Versus Taxes
Assalam O Alaikum
In my quest to understand the obligatory pillar of Islam , I have a few questions that I would appreciate and answer on.
1- the difference between taxes and zakat being understood , what I gather is that Zakat is due on disposable wealth ( after one’s needs are satisfied) rather than total wealth ( taxes in US). Isn’t it like paying taxes twice?
In one of your lectures I heard you said that once you reach the Nisab theshhold, calculate Zakaat as directed and if you pay that amount in taxes , then Zakat is considered to be paid .
2- the eight categories of people listed in Quran does not mention directly not to pay to any Non Muslims. So it it correct to assume that It’s a preference not a compulsion to pay to Muslims only?
And Allah knows best
Please shed some light on these 2 questions. I would very much appreciate some guidance .
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