Why is zakat important?
Zakat in Islam is one of the five pillars of the religion that must be followed by all Muslims. It is, therefore, considered a compulsory act for anyone who has the minimum number of possessions required to be legible. The concept of Zakat is that it is supposed to be a method for Muslims to cleanse and purify their wealth. The purpose of poor-due is that by giving it, you are completing one of the obligations Allah has made mandatory upon you. In Surah Taubah, Verse 18, Allah mentions establishing prayer and giving Zakat in the same verse. This shows the immense importance that giving alms has in Islam.