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Synonyms for almsgiving

making voluntary contributions to aid the poor


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It is a land of politeness and smiles and the people you meet just before dawn are carrying offerings for Tak Bat, the ritual of alms giving to monks.
Zakat, or alms giving, is a certain amount of money given by rich Muslims to poor Muslims, and should be equivalent to 2.5 per cent of one's wealth.
For the world's more than 1.6 billion Muslims, Ramadan marks a period of fasting from dawn until dusk (including abstaining from both water and food), prayer and alms giving. Fasting, alms giving and prayers are all part of the ( five pillars of the Islamic faith.
Sri Lanka, April 17 -- As in the previous year's Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government will hold a commemorative alms giving on 17 th April at 5.00 pm at the Gamini Matha Elders Home of YMBA situated at Sir James Peries Mawatha Colombo 2, to invoke blessings on late Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike and other departed Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Private Secretaries of the 1970 - 1977 government of Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
If the payment of Zakat (obligatory alms giving in Islam) is made mandatory by law even on commercial entities in Qatar, the expected annual revenue would be to the tune of QR4bn, which is enough to support all the needy inside the country and many in other countries as well, a senior official has said.
Last year, Dar al Atta'a's first Big Give competition raised RO19,264 in a concerted effort of alms giving and collection across schools, colA[degrees] leges and universities in Muscat.
He equated the work that the Charity has been carrying out during all those years with alms giving to the poor and for free.
There are no consistent differences between Muslim men and women when it comes to frequency of prayer or participation in alms giving and fasting during Ramadan.
You also have to keep in mind that they prefer to sell their loyalty under the pretext of alms giving to their preferred allies.
services and diversifying alms giving channels through increasing the number
AS WE journey through this lenten season we are reminded of the importance of prayer, penance and alms giving.
The Fatwa states that the various charity projects launched by Tkiyet Um Ali are a suitable and legitimate source of alms giving and religious Zakat, whether for Eid el Fitr, penance Zakat, or others.
Zakat or "alms giving", is the second in the Five Pillars of Islam.
Khatami also condemned the Ahmadi-nejad cash welfare plan as "alms giving" and criticized it as an affront to human dignity.
A new breed of philanthropists is emerging, building on Saudi Arabia's religious traditions of zakat (obligatory charity) and sadaqa (alms giving).