Let us return for a moment to the all-Sri Lankan bhikkhuni alms-giving
ceremony that I discussed at the outset of this paper.
For his part, Zakat House Information Officer Hamad al-Merri said he was so happy to cooperate with Jazeera Airways to raise public awareness of alms-giving
as the third fundamental of Islamic religion and to promote charitable activities carried out by the house to help the have-nots and the needy in Kuwait.
In the same context,A'imams and preachers of mosques urged in Friday sermons the Syrian citizens to increase their Zakat and charity for helping people in need, considering that the decree establishing the alms-giving
fund as a very important move regarding Islamic charity work.
Anthony's Church in Rotawawa, in the Kandy diocese, organized an alms-giving
event to create brotherhood with intercultural activities in the 90 percent-Buddhist community.
But while funds are accumulated locally from the alms-giving
(zakat) of wealthy and pious Shias, it is generally believed that the lion's share of the bill for the welfare projects is picked up by Iran.
It's so exciting to see this blessed month of Ramadan, with the awe-inspiring splendour of Holy Mecca, the serenity of sparkling Madina, the influx of worshippers in hundreds of thousands who wish to perform Umrah in Ramadan, the remarkable beauty of mosques that reverberates with prolonged Taraweeh prayers, a compassionate atmosphere throughout the kingdom with open and hidden charities and alms-giving
, the beckoning 'prayer calls' that invigorates every Muslim, and detailed sermons, summarised commentaries and brief discourses in mosques outlining the importance and beauty of this blessed month.
51 for the year 2013 on establishing alms-giving
(al-Zakat) and charity fundA'at the Ministry of Awqaf (religious endowments).
Lamcy Plaza celebrates Ramadan with its alms-giving
'Tree of Life' campaign, held in cooperation with the Red Crescent Society.
It is a month of piety, alms-giving
and fasting in order to instill the body and spirit with the rigors of abstinence, a time of worship and contemplation and to strengthen family and community ties.
(Zakat): Required alms-giving
is a once per year "loan" to Allah of an amount of money based on one's net worth.
The idea behind this new-age alms-giving
is to patronize the sponsoring sites, of course.