“Zakat Fund eyes to collect more than Dh72 million through this year’s campaign for generating annual Islamic charity (Zakat) as every Muslim is liable to allocate a particular amount of his annual savings as well as his asset for needy as per Shariah law.”

“This years’ campaign would encourage the elderly to enhance the importance of Zakat among younger generation.  According to Shariah, Zakat (annual Islamic alms tax, which is the third pillar of Islam) helps purify the money and prevail interconnection, compassion and cordiality values among people, said Al Muhairi.”

What this article leaves out is the fact that Zakat also goes toward Jihad…as mandated by Shariah law…

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