zakāt

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Islamic alms

Names

  • Arabic: الزكاة = al-zakāt 1-2
  • Greek: Δεκατείαν = dekateian 3
  • Latin: elemosina 4
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.2 before 1354 CE1354-135613561997
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles.3 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Events mentioned by Riccoldo da Montecroce4 c. 1289c.129014th C1864

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:232; 2:223 [Arabic].
    • zakāt: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 72; II, 479 [English].
  • 2Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 3:88; 4:256 [Arabic].
    • zakāt: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), III, 605; IV, 958 [English].
  • 3tithe: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 3.17 [Greek with English translation].
  • 4elemosina: Riccoldo da Montecroce, Liber Peregrinationis, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), XXV. [Latin].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Josh Kuch, and Margaret Gaida, “zakāt” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/164.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; categorization, matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history; and matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
  • Margaret Gaida: disambiguation from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
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