Paying Zakaat is very important matter; it belongs to one of the pillars of Islam. Zakaat is one of the foundations that strongly hold the emaan of Muslims. If the foundation becomes weak, then the weak foundation will affect badly the other aspects of our lives.
Nowadays, if we see, how many Muslims properly, honestly and sincerely paying zakaat for purifying their wealth, zakaat is to be paid for helping the poor and needy peoples of society.
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