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What is the The original meaning of the word zakat ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 07 Jan '13 10:20 am
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Purity
Answered by aflatoon, 07 Jan '13 10:22 am

 
  
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Zakat means grow (in goodness) or 'increase', 'purifying' or 'making pure'. So the act of giving zakat means purifying one's wealth to gain Allah's blessing to make it grow in goodness

The Zakat is a form of giving to those who are less fortunate. It is obligatory upon all Muslims to give 2.5 % of wealth and assets each year (in excess of what is required) to the poor. This is done before the beginning of the month of Muharram, the first of new year. Giving the Zakat is considered an act of worship because it is a form of offering thanks to God for the means of material well-being one has acquired.
Answered by iqbal seth, 07 Jan '13 10:22 am

 
  
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