“Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby, and pray for them; surely your prayer is a relief to them; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.” [Al-Quran 9:103]
Zakat means ‘to purify’. It is through this Yearly charitable act where one’s wealth is purified for the sake of Allah SWT and it is also a means of improving the conditions for the destitute within the Muslim Ummah.
Zakat is an obligatory duty that goes towards the needy in the Ummah. This duty is set upon every Muslim where a calculated portion of their exceeded wealth (Nisab) is taken to be given to the poor and destitute. It is also the third pillar of Islam and a Muslim cannot be complete in his faith without abiding to this commandment of Allah.
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