Definition of zakat in English:


Syllabification: za·kat
Pronunciation: /zəˈkät, -ˈkat


Obligatory payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes.
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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%.


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

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