Definition of zakat in English:

zakat

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Pronunciation: /zəˈkɑːt
 
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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.
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    • 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'.

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