وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُواْ مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ
And be steadfast in prayer; practise regular charity; and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship). - 2:43
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and a religious duty for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.
Zakat distributions are used for various charitable causes such as feeding the poor, needy and orphaned, among others.