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About Zakat

Zakat is a crucial pillar of Islam. It is a major teaching that raises awareness about the importance of helping those most vulnerable. Zakat is the manifestation of ultimate selfishness, generosity, and social reformation. it is a cleansing process of the heart from greed and misery.  Zakat is not just a charitable act; it is rather a duty where every Muslim has to give from their early earnings to the poor. 

Zakat is a religious obligation, and it is the third of the five pillars of Islam, as God says in the Holy Quran, "And establish prayer and give zakat" (Al-Muzzammil Sura, 20). 

Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: "The Prophet appointed Mu'az (May Allah be pleased with him) as governor of Yemen, and at the time of his departure, he instructed him thus: " Tell them that Allah has made the payment of Zakat obligatory upon them. It should be collected from their rich and distributed among their poor". (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)