Zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a compulsory act of worship that requires Muslims with wealth over a certain threshold (Nisab) to donate 2.5% to those who fall into one or more of eight categories designated by God in the Quran.
To pay Zakat you must be:
• A Muslim
• An adult who has reached puberty
• Of sound mind (according to the Shafi’i, Hanbali and Maliki schools, Zakat must be paid on that wealth owned by the insane and children)
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