Alms-tax is only for the poor and the needy, for those employed to administer it, for those whose hearts are attracted ˹to the faith˺, for ˹freeing˺ slaves, for those in debt, for Allah’s cause, and for ˹needy˺ travellers. ˹This is˺ an obligation from Allah. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.(9:60)

What kind of alms are we talking about and does this verse talk about zakat? If so, why is the word "alms" ("sadaka") used here, and not "zakat"?

  • It is talking about the sadaqah whose payment is made an obligation from Allah and which people are employed to collect, and whose distribution was done by the Prophet ﷺ. This type of sadaqah is also called zakat. See islam.stackexchange.com/questions/73548
    – UmH
    Sep 18 at 1:24
  • @UmH, And how can one understand from the text of the verse that here we are talking about Zakat, and not about Sadaqah?
    – Man
    Sep 18 at 15:04
  • From the wording of the verse and its context, as already mentioned in the comment.
    – UmH
    Sep 18 at 16:28


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