Definition Zakat

There are five basic pillars of Islam. Zakat is one of those five basic pillars and involves distribution of wealth from wealthy to poor and needy people. This pillar is based on the principle that everything belongs to Allah Almighty thus the wealth people have shall be distributed among the needy beings. It is an Arabic word and it means ‘purification’ and ‘growth’. Muslims have faith that when then set aside a portion of their wealth for needy and poor, their wealth is purified and Allah Almighty increase their wealth. Every adult who is mentally healthy and financially independent is obligated to give zakat.