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ALMS. In its most extensive sense, this comprehends every species of relief bestowed upon the poor, and, therefore, including all charities. In a more, limited sense, it signifies what is given by public authority for the relief of the poor. Shelford on Mortmain, 802, note (x); 1 Dougl. Election Cas. 370; 2 Id. 107; Heywood on Elections, 263.

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He contrasted such alms-giving with, say, the unnamed cardinal who once boasted about always giving two euros to a beggar on the street near the Vatican.
In another context, al-Sayyed hailed the decree recently issued by President al-Assad on establishing an alms-giving and charity fund at the Ministry of Awqaf, saying this fund will contribute to reviving the Islamic duty of alms-giving.
It's time that Muslims listened to their Prophet and acted in accordance with the Five Pillars of Islam - faith in God and His prophet, prayer, alms-giving, fasting and, if possible, pilgrimage to the Sacred House at Mecca | Bryan D Prescott Caerphilly
An alms-giving ceremony in the morning is followed by a music festival at Sanam Luang.
These related to Islamic Sharia law, the formation of Zakat, or alms-giving, and religious endowment institutions.
Still others will draw on references to prayer, fasting and alms-giving that we find in the scriptures.
While thanking the donor for choosing to work with QC for poverty alleviation, al Neama urged other businessmen to utilise their Zakat (alms-giving) in practical frameworks that would create developmental impacts.
Tzedakah aims to meet the same kind of needs that charity and alms-giving aim to meet, but it includes a strong notion of a duty that translates into the authority of the community to tax people to meet the needs of the poor.
Kuwait, 24 August: Jazeera Airways said on Monday it would support Kuwait Zakat House, an official alms-giving agency, during the holy month of Ramadan through the airline 's website.
Michon covers the Quran the Sunnah (customs of the Prophet Muhammad) and Islamic jurisprudence efficiently before relating the five "pillars" of Islamic belief--expression of faith prayer fasting alms-giving and pilgrimage--and the foundations of the Islamic city in an equally economical fashion.
As the second annual report put it: "There must be no air of alms-giving, no professional philanthropy, and no display of what can be done by cheerless mediocrity."
first locates a good deal of Jesus' ministry in Judea, then elaborates the significance of alms-giving in the Johannine community and the relation of Jesus to the family of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus located in Bethany (etymology, "house of the poor"), with stress on concern for the poor and the existence of a common fund (In 12:1-8).