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

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.) Is 2.5% of their wealth too much or too little to give? Students could work out what that percentage would be of their own pocket money or income.