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Why Muslims Donate So Much To Charity, Particularly During Ramadan

This year, Ramadan started at sunset yesterday. Most people know that Ramadan is a time for fasting, but fewer people know that it is the month in which Muslims donate more money to charity than at any other time. Why is that?Islam is based on five pillars – belief in Allah as the one true God; praying five times a day; fasting during Ramadan; pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime; and compulsory charitable donations, known as Zakat. Zakat is similar to the concept of tithing for Christians.ZakatZakat...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Thursday, 17 May