Glossary

Z

  • Slaughtered

    [Zabiha]

    Used to signify meat that has been slaughtered according to Islamic law

    • Arabic: ذبيحة
  • Zakah tax

    [zakat]

    The third pillar of Islam; obligatory almsgiving. Every Muslim, who has wealth above a prescribed amount, is required to give money to the Islamic authority for distribution to the poor and the needy. In the absence of the Islamic authority, well-off Muslims are required to distribute alms among the poor and the needy themselves.

    • Arabic: زكاة