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What is it: Zakat

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Intro to Pillar 3: Zakat (Almsgiving)

5 Pillars: Zakat (Almsgiving) • 5m 15s

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    Growth. Increase. Purification. Sh. Abdullah Oduro gives us a thorough explanation on what Zakat (almsgiving) is, including the 4 items that a Muslim is expected to pay Zakat (almsgiving) from.

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