This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word zakat
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the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship
"the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"
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almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam
Origin: from Qur'anic Arabic .
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Zakāt, or alms-giving is the practice of charitable giving by Muslims based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all who are able to do so. It is considered to be a personal responsibility for Muslims to ease economic hardship for others and eliminate inequality.