Zakat (Arabic: زكاة) is one of the five most important aspects of Islam. Zakat means giving charity to the poor. Generally, a Muslim is expected to give zakat as long as they are able. It is considered to be a personal responsibility for Muslims to help those in need and eliminate inequality.
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- Lloyd Ridgeon (2003). Major World Religions: From Their Origins To The Present. p. 258. .