ZAKĀT

All things belong to God, and wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust.  The original meaning of the word zakat is both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’  Giving zakatmeans ‘giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.’  The percentage which is due on gold, silver, and cash funds that have reached the amount of about 85 grams of gold and held in possession for one lunar year is two and a half percent.  Our possessions are purified by setting aside a small portion for those in need, and, like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth.

A person may also give as much as he or she pleases as voluntary alms or charity.

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ABOUT US

The Islamic Society of Berks County – ISBC was formed in September of 2010 to provide Islamic education and infrastructures to Berks County, Pennsylvania's Muslim communities. Part of our goals is to build lasting Islamic Institutions that enhances the standing of the Islamic communities in Berks County area. We are also focused on providing programs and events that strengthen our Iman and work within the larger Berks County general community to promote true understanding.

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