Adjective "zakat" definition and examples

(Zakat may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/zəˈkɑːt/

Definitions and examples

noun

Payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  1. 'Many Muslims prefer to give zakat during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.'
  2. 'While we pray five times and fast and pay our zakat and go to the hajj, we have lost our souls.'
  3. 'Muslims pray five times a day; give alms, or zakat, to the poor; and fast during the month of Ramadan.'
  4. 'The introduction and organization of zakat in 624 A.D. encouraged accounting for the purpose of zakat calculation and payment.'
  5. 'In the absence of the Islamic state, zakat is given directly by the individual zakat payers to those stated in the pervious verse of the Quran.'
  6. 'One of the five pillars of Islam is zakat - giving 2.5% of one's savings each year to charity.'
  7. 'Alms are given to the poor; this zakat is another of the five pillars of the faith.'

More definitions

1. a tax, comprising percentages of personal income of every kind, levied as almsgiving for the relief of the poor: the third of the Pillars of Islam.

More examples(as adjective)

"funds can be zakat."

Origin

Via Persian and Urdu from Arabic zakā(t) ‘almsgiving’.