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When the alms-tax is not paid, livestock die as a result.


Verily Allah has fixed the alms-tax [Zakat] as a provision for the poor and a proliferation of your wealth.

Verily Allah has fixed the alms-tax as a provision for the poor and a proliferation of your wealth.

Verily upon everything is its zakat, and the zakat of knowledge is to teach it to those who are worthy of it.

The alms-tax has been prescribed as a test for the rich and an aid to the poor. If people duly paid the alms-tax on their wealth, there would not remain a single poor or needy Muslim, and all would suffice themselves through what Allah has prescribed. Verily people are only impoverished, needy, hungry and naked as a result of the sins of the wealthy.

There are three types of people that are considered thieves: the one who refuses to pay the alms-tax, the one who spends his wife's dowry unlawfully, and the one who takes a loan with no intention to repay it.



The zakat of beauty is chastity.

The zakat of beauty is chastity.


The zakat of health is exerting oneself in Allah's obedience.

Good-doing is the zakat of victory.



The zakat of prosperity is goodness to one's neighbors and maintaining relations with one's kin.


My nation will continue to thrive as long as they love each other, deliver the trust, refrain from the forbidden, respect the guest, maintain the prayer, and pay the alms-tax (zakat).

The one who does not pay the alms-tax (Zakat) is not considered as having prayed (his prayer is not accepted).