Government's Right Of Taxation / Collecting Zakat
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Ghamidi sahab said that government doesn’t have any right to take any tax by force but it was a right of God only that He could take tax (Zakat) from us.
First, from where does he say that it is a right of God only?
Secondly, when he gives his evidence that it’s a right of God only then to understand the wisdom of that injunction then if today all the governments start to say that you can give from your own money how much you want then whole system of government collapses?
Thirdly, the Zakat would be used for running the system of government then how would it be specified that which comes under government and which don’t. For example some governments take the responsibility of education, health, free libraries and many more like scandinavian countries while some don’t (and those who take, they have their rationale behind that). So if they all get the same tax but some gives more facilities than others then how is he gonna work?
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