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  1. zakat(noun)

    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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  1. zakat(Noun)

    almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam

  2. Origin: from Qur'anic Arabic .

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  1. Zakāt

    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.

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