Wahid, Abu N. M.
January 1986
Contemporary Review;Jan86, Vol. 248 Issue 1440, p10
Literary Criticism
The article presents information about economic implications of Zakah. It mentions that some of the income maintenance programmes now being practised in the West have clearly originated from Islamic sources. Zakah is one of the most important pillars of Islamic faith. It was not only instituted to increase the welfare of the poor but also to serve as a means of economic growth and stability. Zakah is a compulsory payment on the part of Muslims as a share to the poor, having a wide variety of economic and social ramifications.


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