Al Baqra 2.43

They are everywhere in Dakar and in the main cities of Senegal, it is impossible to ignore them. Usually they do not have shoes and their skin is covered with scars caused by years of scratches and disease. They have just one purpose: begging and collecting the amount of money and food required by their teacher, in order to avoid a severe punishment.
The justification for that? The zakat, the religious duty to purify the soul from the material goods prescribed by the Koran.