Zakah reduces poverty [Archives:2002/49/Local News]

December 2 2002

Economical studies indicate that Yemen could create a comprehensive mechanism for regulating Zakah, (the compulsory divine tax) its collection and its distribution to the needy and the poor.
This has come in accordance to studies conducted in this field and has proved that Zakat will reduce poverty significantly. The study added that the Zakah volume for 2000 reached to YR 2.4 billion.
Zakah is aimed basically to redistribute the Muslims’ wealth so that the gap between the rich and the poor is bridged to a certain extent.
In Ramadhan, every fasting muslim, who is free from insanity and bondage must pay Zakat-ul Fitr on or before the ‘Idl Fitr day.