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Final week of Ramadan ends with an Emphasis on Charity

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Charity in Ramadan explained: Giving up food, giving back to society

During the final week of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer and fasting concludes with an emphasis on charity. Muslims around the world are taking care of those in need. True religion expressed outwardly is taking care of the poor and keeping oneself uncorrupted by the world. Christians, join together with your Muslim neighbors during this time of spiritual reflection and exercise of prayer, fasting and giving to those in need.

Zakat blesses wealth, offsets greed

The holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims worldwide fast during daylight hours and abstain from other pleasures, is also the month where Muslims contribute to charity work, and donations for the less fortunate. Nasif Kayed, managing director of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding said: “Charity is never obligatory it is always additional. There’s no twisting your arm to do good.” Read More

Dubai: The collection of zakat — a 2.5 per cent tax on certain kinds of wealth of Muslims — rises during Ramadan as many Muslims prefer to pay their dues during the month. Zakat is one of the ‘five pillars’ of Islam and is usually mentioned alongside salat (prayer) in the Quran because of its significance. Read More

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