When was zakah started.

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When was zakah started

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The acts of worship like ‘salaah’ (prayers), ‘saum’ (fasting), sacrifice, and ‘zakaah’ (charity) have been a solemn practice of every ‘Shariah’ given to every single Prophet of Allah Subhanah, including the Last and Final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (saws).


Although the giving of ‘sadaqah’ or charity was ordained unto the Prophet Mohamed (saws) and his Ummah from the very beginning of the advent of Prophet Mohamed (saws) to the office of Prophethood, the scholars are unanimous in their opinion that ‘zakaat’ or mandatory charity unto the believers was ordained in the 2nd year after Hijrah.  And Allah Alone Knows Best.


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