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IS imposes  several resolutions concerning Al Zakat since taking over . Most recently, IS  imposed Zakat on farmers and prevented them from harvesting except with its consent.

Sound and Picture Reporter in Deir Ezzor added that: “IS takes a quorum according to the quality of the soil, imposing Zakat of five percent of watered crops (every 1 hundred kilograms of wheat IS takes five kilos as a Zakat) And 10 percent of the rain fed crops.

“Ahmed” a farmer from “ALsfira” village in Deir Ezzor said to Sound and Picture: ” I wanted to earn my land wheat season, so I took the approval of IS Zakat committee in order to be allowed to harvest.”

Ahmed was quoted as saying: “My land production reached six thousand kilograms of wheat this year. However, IS took 5% of my land production, which was about 300 kg, as a Zakat”.

Moreover, IS prevents any farmer from harvesting, unless Zakat committee is present during harvesting, in order to determine the Zakat amount each farmer has to pay.

IS prepared stores for the collected wheat in order to distribute it later on the poor and needy as IS says.

It is worth mentioning that, IS has collected Zakat from traders in Deir Ezzor, and distributed it later on needy families in “Almayadeen”.

“Rami” from “Almayadeen” said ” days ago:” IS has distributed the money of Zakat ,which was collected from traders, on poor families according to their needs. (about 100 000 SP for poor families, 75 000 SP for needy families and 50 000 SP for others)”.

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