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5. THE ALMS (ZAKAH) Article(s)  
Introduction to the alms (Zakah)
To the Qur’anic word Zakah and the meaning it conveys, there is no equivalent in any other language as far as we know. It is not just a form of charity or alms-giving or tax or tithe. Nor is it simply an expression of kindness; it is all of these combined and much more.
1. The Rate of Zakah
... It should also be remembered that the rate of 2.5% is only a minimum...
2. The Due Recipients of Zakah
... The due recipient of Zakah is one who has nothing to meet his necessities or has little (less than the nissab) at the end of the year...

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