Definition of zakat in English:

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zakat

Pronunciation: /zəˈkɑːt/

noun

[mass noun]
Payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Example sentences
  • The introduction and organization of zakat in 624 A.D. encouraged accounting for the purpose of zakat calculation and payment.
  • If they did not discharge your zakat according to Shariah, your zakat obligation will not be fulfilled.
  • There is no income tax in Saudi Arabia, but there is an effective obligation to pay a religious tax called zakat, of about 10%.

Origin

Via Persian and Urdu from Arabic zakā(t) 'almsgiving'.

Words that rhyme with zakat

apart, apparat, art, baht, Bart, Barthes, cart, carte, chart, clart, dart, Eilat, fart, ghat, Gujarat, Gujrat, hart, Harte, heart, heart-to-heart, impart, Jat, kart, kyat, Maat, Mansart, mart, outsmart, part, quarte, salat, savate, Scart, smart, start, tart

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