To Muslim all over the world it is important to help the community to create peace and harmony. Sadaqah covers all kinds of good deeds and involves putting other people first. Muslims also feel it is their duty to give money to charity. Zakah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and every adult Muslim who can afford it must donate a portion of their wealth to charity each year.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Islam: Values
First broadcast:
22 March 1996

This clip could be used in a lesson about religion and charity. Groups of about six students are given a sum of (pretend) money. The teacher gives them instructions about what they have to do with that money - share it evenly, share it however they want, for example. After about two minutes, stop the class and get them to explain what they did with the money and why? Discuss whether there is any difference between giving money voluntarily and being forced into it. Remind students what Shadaqua is.