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za·kat

 (zə-kät′, -kăt′)
n. Islam
1. The obligatory contribution of a certain portion of one's wealth in support of the poor or needy or for other charitable purposes, considered as one of the duties of Islamic religious practice.
2. The amount owed or contributed for these purposes.

[Arabic zakāt, zakāh, purity, justness, alms, from Aramaic zākutā, innocence, justification, meritorious deed, from zəkā, to be innocent, be worthy, give alms, from Canaanite zākā or Akkadian zakû, to be pure, become pure, innocent; see ḏkw in Semitic roots.]

zakat

(zaˈkat)
n
(Islam) Islam an annual tax on Muslims to aid the poor in the Muslim community
[from Arabic zakāt alms]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zakat - the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worshipzakat - the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship; "the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"
charity - an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
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LAHORE -- The Punjab Zakat and Usher Council has given the approval to release Rs.
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Zakat agencies need to step forward not only by providing financial and food aid but also to help raise the education of Asnaf (hardcore poor) children through the distribution of books, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.
People maintaining a minimum of Rs44,415 balance in savings, profit and loss sharing or similar bank accounts in Pakistan on the first day of Ramazan will be liable to pay 2.5percent Zakat on the total balance, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Friday.
KARACHI -- People maintaining a minimum of Rs44,415 balance in savings, profit and loss sharing or similar bank accounts in Pakistan on the first day of Ramazan will be liable to pay 2.5% Zakat on the total balance, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Friday.
KARACHI -- The State Bank of Pakistan has fixed the Nisab for Zakat deduction on bank accounts at Rs44,415 for the ongoing year.
To be liable for Zakat, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, one's wealth must amount to more than a threshold figure, which is called 'Nisab'.
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KARACHI -- The Sindh Assembly was informed on Wednesday that over Rs890 million out of the approved budget of the provincial Zakat fund had been disbursed among the needy people as first instalment during the fiscal year 2018-19.
Over the years, zakat institutions in most Muslim countries have recorded a low amount of zakat collection in comparison to the income tax collection.
Le montant global officiel de la collecte de la zakat pour lae1/4aoannUu[c]e 1439 de lae1/4aohUu[c]gire (2018) a atteint 1,456 milliard de dinars, a annoncUu[c] le ministre des Affaires religieuses et des Wakfs, Mohamed AUuissa.