Zakat also known as Zakat al-mal is a form of alms-giving delight in Islam as a holy compulsion or tax, which, by Quranic position, the next after prayer (salat) in meaning.
As the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a spiritual compulsion for all Muslims who get together the necessary criteria of means. It is not a generous payment, and is careful to be a tax, or compulsory alms. The payment and argument on zakat have participated a major role in the past of Islam, particularly during the Ridda wars.
Zakat is bottom on income and the worth of all of one’s property. It is usually 2.5% of a Muslim’s total savings and wealth above a minimum amount known as nisab, but Islamic scholars differ on how a large amount nisab is and other feature of zakat. The composed amount is paid the first of zakat aerial, and poor Muslims for new change to Islam, to Islamic clergy, and others.
Today most Muslim bulk countries, zakat charity are unpaid, while in a handful, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen), zakat is permission and composed by the state.