Charity Discussion

  • December 21, 2012 · 6:30 PM
  • John H. Holmes Community House

Charity is defined as "generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless". In an Islamic term many associate charity as giving money away and call it Zakat. We will discuss what is the history of Charity in the Quran, the Sunnah, Hadith.

The Quran states: "True piety does not consist in turning your faces towards the east or the west - but truly pious is he who believes in God, and the Last Day; and the angels, and revelation, and the prophets; and spends his substance - however much he himself may cherish - it - upon his near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and the beggars, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage; and is constant in prayer, and renders the purifying dues; and [truly pious are] they who keep their promises whenever they promise, and are patient in misfortune and hardship and in time of peril: it is they that have proved themselves true, and it is they, they who are conscious of God." 2:177 Asad

We will also discuss the receivers of the charity. Is Charity a one direction form of praising and obeying Allah or is Charity a bi-directional form of praising and obeying Allah. Should we expand charity to acts and not just money. If you are interested come and discuss the what and why of Charity. My apologies for the delay in description.

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