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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zuh-kaht]
    • /zəˈkɑt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zuh-kaht]
    • /zəˈkɑt/

Definitions of zakat word

  • noun zakat a tax, comprising percentages of personal income of every kind, levied as almsgiving for the relief of the poor: the third of the Pillars of Islam. 1
  • noun zakat Obligatory payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes. 1
  • noun zakat an annual tax on Muslims to aid the poor in the Muslim community 0

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Origin of zakat

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-05; < Turkish zekât or Persian zakāt < Arabic zakāh

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zakat popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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