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An Agent Based Model (ABM) of wealth distribution (Wilensky, 1998) that creates representative Pareto pattern of wealth distribution, is customized to introduce Zakat (a charity in Islamic Finance @2.5% of net wealth). The impact of this small charity on the part of the rich changed the Pareto distribution of wealth in the model into a normal distribution. The redistribution as a result of Zakat also increased the net wealth of the model as a whole, thereby stimulating economic growth. The results stresses the importance of non-conventional handling of the issue and highlights the role of small charities in improving economic wellbeing.
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