A to Z challenge Z for Zakat

Personal experiences, incidents and smiles

Zakat is the 4th pillar of Islamic faith.

As one of the pillars of Islam, zakat is a form of obligatory charity that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. Zakat is calculated on annual savings and 2.5% of which is given in charity.

And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur’an)

With the literal meaning of the word being ‘to cleanse,’ Muslims believe that paying zakat purifies, increases and blesses the remainder of their wealth.

Zakat is also a spiritual connection to one’s maker – to purify your wealth for the will of Allah is to acknowledge that everything we own belongs to Him, and it is for Him that we strive to end poverty and help our brothers and sisters.

Zakat is paid to deserving people so that there is equitable distribution of wealth in the society. Ideally, a Muslim society should be free from poverty and Zakat helps us to achieve this target.





50 thoughts on “A to Z challenge Z for Zakat

  1. Such a fitting ending to your month long journey. Charity to the needy is the noblest deed. It was wonderful to read your thoughts, your personal experiences and share your smiles. Congratulations on completing the challenge. ❤️

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  2. Lovely Sadje. We are all different and yet so similar.
    In my religion tzedakah is an important part of our beliefs.
    “Tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just, which Judaism emphasizes as an important part of living a spiritual life. In practice, most Jews carry out tzedakah by donating a portion of their income to charitable institutions, or to needy people they may encounter.”

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    1. Thanks Jane. Seems you had a nice neighbor and friend. Not every person is a good practicing Muslim so if you meet one you can learn good values from them. Thanks


  3. A lovely way to help others. Many faiths have tithing. Some memberships include tithing to certain charities that are connected to them. Several jobs ago my husband worked for a company that ‘required’ a donation to a certain charity but match empolyee contributions.

    I like to do anonymous donations. Our area severa stores have a ’round-up’ your purchase amount and that ‘change’ goes to the charity the store is supporting. Also giving of ones time is also valualbe. 🙂

    For example volunteer firefighters have to do countless hours of training before they can even go on calls to help those in need.

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