The law of Zakat in Islamic law and other divine religions: A comparative Study


  • Dr Hashmat Begum


Economic Needs, Zakat, revealed religions, similarities, differences


Islam wants to fulfill basic economic needs of everyone in the society as the
absence of basic needs lead to different type of crimes. The Zakat is considered by
Muslims to be an act of piety through which one expresses concern of the wellbeing of fellow Muslims, as well as preserving social harmony between the
wealthy & poor.
The concept of zakat was even present before the advent of Islam in the revealed
religions, but its principles and methods were different. In this article, comparison
of Zakat in Islamic system is being made with other religions to show similarities
and differences among them