Purpose of Zakat

Islam has made kindness, through Zakat, binding upon all those who embrace the faith. As one of the pillars of Islam, Zakat is a system to redistribute the wealth of the Muslims, thus increasing the flow of cash in the economy with a particular interest in the poor and the dispossessed Muslims. Zakat is one way to show our gratitude to God, in return for the many bounties we have been blessed with. Zakat is a positive instrument in our life that shapes our soul towards feeling a deeper concern for our fellow men.

The literal meaning of the Arabic word Zakat means grow (in goodness) or purifying. The act of giving Zakat is purifying one’s wealth to gain God’s blessings for the wealth to grow in goodness.

With the vision of the best community, Zakat is the major economic means that brings the Muslim society towards prosperity, security, and social justice.
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