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By
Mohamed Amersi & Ayatollah Fazel Milani (Philanthropy Impact Magazine)
Released
May 2019

Philanthropy and Islam

Mohamed Amersi & Ayatollah Fazel Milani (Philanthropy Impact Magazine)

This article analyzes the significance of charity in Islam. While philanthropy is embedded in most religions, it is one of the central tenants in Islam, instructing followers to connect with each other and the community at large. This article examines the two kinds of philanthropy practiced in Islam: obligatory (zakat and fitrana) and voluntary (sadaqa and waqf). Read it here.