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Zakat
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Definition: Almsgiving; one of the five "pillars" of Islam.  Muslims who have wealth remaining over the year must pay a certain percentage to aid those in need.  While it can be paid anytime during the year, many people prefer to pay it during Ramadan.

Pronunciation: zack-ah • (noun)

Alternate Spellings: Zakah

Related Resources:

Zakat in Islam

Five Pillars of Islam

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