Q: What does the word ‘Zakat’ mean?
A: The word Zakat originates from the Arabic verb zaka, meaning to grow, to increase and to purify. When said about a person, it means to improve or to become better.
In Islamic law, the word Zakat refers to the determined share of wealth prescribed by Allah to be distributed among the deserving categories of recipients.
And Allah knows best!
Mufti Faraz Adam