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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Zakat and Charity Fund Chairman and Secretary-General of the conference, Shaikh Salah Haidar, said that Bahrain is among the pioneers of Islamic banking in the world, expressing hope that the event will activate the civilisational and sustainable development roles of almsgiving.
Many Christians prefer organized almsgiving, whereby they give money to a particular organization or charity dedicated to serving a particular need, such as Catholic Relief Services or Catholic Social Services.
Almsgiving, for Augustine, was able to offset the punishment due for middling sins.
The new wave of sociopolitical reformers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as William Graham Sumner, Theodore Roosevelt, and Margaret Sanger, had a "Social Darwinist" hostility toward practices like almsgiving. And the rise of major philanthropic foundations in this era coincided with the vogue for eugenics.
The practice of fasting helps individuals remember and relate to those who are less fortunate: Ramadan is an important time for almsgiving. People may give food to their poor neighbors or relatives so they too may enjoy a nice iftar.
The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial.
As such, this second installment belongs to the burgeoning literature on almsgiving in antiquity.
Traditionally, the three pillars of Lent -- prayer, fasting and almsgiving -- have been understood as 'justice towards God, justice towards self and justice towards others' respectively.
What is demanded of all Christians at this time is fasting, abstinence, almsgiving, restriction of personal desires and pleasures, intense prayer, confession, and similar penitential elements.
Meanwhile, the parliamentary committee put on the back burner suggestions aiming to revise the Zakat (almsgiving) law and to create a new administrative prosecution and disciplinary courts until relevant deliberations are made, he pointed out.
They published a photo, showing an Indian worker's almsgiving to a poor and old Saudi man after saying prayers of the Eid al-Fitr.
Almsgiving is a sacred obligation for the purpose of bettering the lives of others and presenting a visible display of love for mankind." "Even during these dark, violent and turbulent times, light will brightly shine forth from those individuals who are committed to living their faith and putting it in action, the statement added.