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Muslims and charity
A look at an example of charity, feeding the poor in India. It explains sadaqah - voluntary giving, and describes zakah, the fourth of the Five Pillars, which is the duty of giving charity to the poor. The film then looks at the work of Islamic Relief.
Some Muslims say the best time to give sadaqah and zakah is during the month of Ramadan, when they are fasting. Why might this be the case? (They are already focusing on the poor and identifying with them in their need etc.) Is two and a half percent too much or too little? Students could work out what that percentage would be of their own pocket money or income. How much difference does it make if zakah is two and a half percent of savings rather than income?
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