Intro to Zakah

Zakah is the third pillar of Islam. In the Arabic language, 'Zakah' means 'purity,' 'cleansing,' 'wholesomeness,' and 'integrity' (in both their physical and moral senses).  Its applied definition is to cleanse the heart and souls from its diseases, as Allah the Exalted says, "Indeed he succeeds who purifies it."

Conditions of Zakah:

  1. Wealth has to reach the Nisab, Nisab is what is equivalent to 85 grams of gold. 
  2. To possess the Nisab for a period of Hijri (lunar) year.

The wisdom of Zakah is as the Messenger of Allah, peace and prayers be upon him, said: "it is (zaikai) taken from your rich and distributed to your poor."

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