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Nationalism and the obligation to pay zakat

  • Yunice Karina Tumewang and Novita Kusuma Maharani
    Yunice Karina Tumewang and Novita Kusuma Maharani

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Yogyakarta | Tue, June 12, 2018 | 01:31 pm
Nationalism and the obligation to pay zakat Zakat is the pivotal approach in Islamic teachings to social problems such as poverty in society by sharing a percentage of wealth with relevant recipients as an obligation for those who can afford it. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Though there is no solid consensus, the word “nationalism” is usually attributed to Abbe Baurrel in the 15th century. In a narrow definition, nationalism can be defined as an ideology that drives people to believe their nation is superior to all others. This kind of understanding, in an extreme case, could be witnessed in the era of Adolf Hitler in Germany or Benito Mussolini in Italy....

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