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Religious Practices: Zakat (Almsgiving): Indonesia
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Zakat and other Islamic charitable practices have long been a tradition in the Indonesian archipelago from the arrival and establishment of Islam, to the present day. The practice remains traditional in nature: zakat and fitrah are mainly given to committees and directly to th…

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Fauzia, Amelia, “Religious Practices: Zakat (Almsgiving): Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001464>
First published online: 2013

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