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Synonyms for alms-giving

making voluntary contributions to aid the poor


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People we don't know just show up with badges, and sometimes without, claiming they are members of societies and start collecting money for religious purposes - likes alms-giving or donations for social aid - without even giving validation," Northern Municipal Council chairman Mohammed Buhamood said during its weekly meeting yesterday.
He says, "Everywhere in the gospels Christ preaches alms-giving as preparing the surest way to heaven .
There are many aspects to alms-giving in Islam: Zakat -- this is the compulsory charity that all Muslims must pay based on the wealth they possess at the time of payment.
After bearing witness that there is no god but God and Mohammad (peace and blessing be upon him and his family) is the Messenger of God and pledging to observe prayer, a Muslim undertakes to end poverty by means of alms-giving (Zakat).
It included a "Sil" campaign, alms-giving, chanting Pirith, Dhamma sermon and Dhamma discussion.
The highest level is that which is mandatory, such as prayer and alms-giving (vajeb).
He contrasted such alms-giving with, say, the unnamed cardinal who once boasted about always giving two euros to a beggar on the street near the Vatican.
In another context, al-Sayyed hailed the decree recently issued by President al-Assad on establishing an alms-giving and charity fund at the Ministry of Awqaf, saying this fund will contribute to reviving the Islamic duty of alms-giving.
As a practice of charitable giving and keeping in mind, the welfare and need of the poor, the religion of Islam orders Muslims who can afford it to pay Zakat or alms-giving to the poor.
It's time that Muslims listened to their Prophet and acted in accordance with the Five Pillars of Islam - faith in God and His prophet, prayer, alms-giving, fasting and, if possible, pilgrimage to the Sacred House at Mecca | Bryan D Prescott Caerphilly
An alms-giving ceremony in the morning is followed by a music festival at Sanam Luang.
These related to Islamic Sharia law, the formation of Zakat, or alms-giving, and religious endowment institutions.
Still others will draw on references to prayer, fasting and alms-giving that we find in the scriptures.
Tzedakah aims to meet the same kind of needs that charity and alms-giving aim to meet, but it includes a strong notion of a duty that translates into the authority of the community to tax people to meet the needs of the poor.
Kuwait, 24 August: Jazeera Airways said on Monday it would support Kuwait Zakat House, an official alms-giving agency, during the holy month of Ramadan through the airline 's website.