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The U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said it had obtained religious rulings from top Muslim clerics that permit the Commission to collect zakāt (Islamic 'alms') and use it for relief work for refugees, upon certain conditions the Commission is to fulfill, the American CNN reported two days...
[First published on May 17, 2014 on the website of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) in Lebanon. Republished with the permission of the author and IMES in Arab-West Report]
‘Abd al-Dāyīm Nusayr, counselor to the Grand Imām, says that the Azhar spends 40 million pounds of Zakāh funds annually, which benefits 13 million poor or sick Egyptians. He added that there are three season when the aid is primarily spent: ‘Īd al-adhá, Ramadān, and the birthday of the Prophet...
Religious freedom is a modern term that has occupied the minds of many scholars and intellectuals. What does religious freedom mean to the moderates, how do some try to deny that freedom, and could religion be forced onto someone? Dr. Youssef al-Qaradawi will answer these questions.
This article discusses how collaborative efforts are required to create a mechanism to control charities receiving zakah, so that funds reach the needy and maximize benefits for society as a whole.
Ahmad Shawqī reviews the diary of British spy “Hempher”, published in the book entitled ‘Confessions of a British spy,’ and his influence on the development of Wahhābism.
The author comments on and criticizes many aspects in the religious textbooks taught for first and second grade primary school pupils. He believes the textbooks have stupid sentences and questions that do not relate to their topics and their language contradicts the rules of the Arabic language. He...
Participants in the sixth international conference for Zakat [almsgiving as prescribed in Islam] in Doha stressed that Zakat is one of the most important means for eradicating poverty and achieving development in poor countries. They also denied any relation between Zakat organizations and...
Islam set clear guidelines for human rights hundreds of years prior to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Islam respects human rights regardless of creed, sex or color.
Muslim and Christian clergymen stress that the activity of collecting donations for building mosques and churches offends the creed and deforms its sacredness, especially because some of the people who collect such donations took up this activity as their job to make money without being questioned...

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