the Zakāt page
The purpose of this page is to develop a better understanding of the world wide practice of Zakāt.
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"Whoever pays the Zakat on his wealth will have its evil removed from him."
A comprehensive description of Zakaat
The Practice of Zakat by country
|Country||Population||Muslim Pop||% Muslim||Zakāt Agency||Comments|
|Malaysia||31.4M||52%||www.zakat.com.my||Zakat in Malaysia by Eugene Hassan Hazer|
|Kuwait||2M||85% (Sunni 45%, Shi'a 40%)||What is the official role of Zakat House ?|
|Lebanon||3,562,699||70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groupsAlawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni)||Zakat Fund|
|Singapore||3,531,600||MUIS||Authority through the Muslim Law Act (AMLA)|
|Sudan||36,080,373 (July 2001 est.)||Sunni Muslim 70% (in north)||www.zakat-sudan.org|
|Pakistan||138,123,359||97%||zakat in Pakistan. ... qurbani|
|India||1,000,848,550||140M||14%||Zakat in India|
|United Arab Emirates||2,344,402||96% (Shi'a 16%)|
|United States||272,639,608||3.2M||1.5%||The Zakat of
Property from the Muslim Students Association of Oregon State University
Zakat in the USA
|France||58,978,172||2M||3.8% (1% CIA)|
CIA -- The World Factbook
Muslim Countries of the World
Algeria | Bahrain | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Oman | Palestine | Qatar | Syria | Saudi Arabia | Sudan | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | Yemen - ArabicNews.com - Basic Country Facts
According to Muhammed: If you educate a man, you educate an individual. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation.
Literal Meaning: Zakat means grow (in goodness) or 'increase', 'purifying' or 'making pure'.
Zakat, The Obligatory Charity, falsely connected to Ramadan
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Page update: 23-Sep-2003
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