What is Zakah?

The third pillar of Islam is Zakah. It is charity that Muslims must pay if they have a certain amount of wealth. Zakah means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’.

We as Muslims believe that all things belong to Allah including wealth. Whatever wealth we have is from Allah and we need to look after it and spend it in a way which pleases Allah. By giving zakah we purify our wealth.

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