zakat

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian زکات, from Arabic زكاة, from Qur'anic Arabic زكوَة.

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Noun[edit]

zakat ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Islam) Almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam.
    • 1958-1994, Hamilton Gibb & CF Beckingham, in The Travels of Ibn Battutah, Folio Society 2012, p. 27:
      Amongst these stations is the well-known place called Qatya, where zakat is collected from the merchants, their goods are examined and their baggage most rigorously searched.