alms-giving :

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  • n  making voluntary contributions to aid the poor

  • The alms-giving tradition has always been closely associated with the Christmas season hence the canned food drives and Salvation Army Santas that pepper our neighborhoods .
  • The leaders then repaired to their compounds, where they were receiving swarms of alms-giving devotees.
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  • Islamic charity funds are underused anti-poverty tool -study
    Islamic alms-giving (zakat) and endowments (awqaf) have been in existence for centuries, but have yet to develop efficient use of their assets, a report by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Thomson Reuters said. "At a micro level, institutions in this sector need to address the issue of sustainability in the supply of funds," said Azmi Omar, director general of the IRTI, a ...
    March 25, 2014 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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