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Definition of "zakat" []

  • Almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zakat" in a sentence
  • "This is known as zakat, often loosely translated from Arabic as "charity," which should go toward helping orphans and the poor, as well as assisting people in debt, suffering from illness or facing numerous other financial struggles."
  • "To which of the Five Pillars does the word zakat refer?"
  • "Fulfilling their "zakat" - giving to charitable causes -- is a fundamental tenet of Islam and a high priority for donors and volunteers."