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Noun1.alms-giving - making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
giving, gift - the act of giving
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Clearly the rector was not what is called in these days an "earnest" man: he was fonder of church history than of divinity, and had much more insight into men's characters than interest in their opinions; he was neither laborious, nor obviously self-denying, nor very copious in alms-giving, and his theology, you perceive, was lax.
His alms-giving, I have heard, was most exten- sive, covering almost the whole Archipelago.
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).
The highest level is that which is mandatory, such as prayer and alms-giving (vajeb).
The first experience occurred at a done, or alms-giving ceremony, for circa 2900 nuns in October 2010.
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.
Dar Al-Ift, a branch of Al-Azhar, announced that Egyptians could contribute zakat money, (charitable alms-giving by Muslims that is usually made during Ramadan) to support the economy.
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