Philanthropy and Charitable giving in Islam

“Philanthropy and charitable giving hold a very central place in the teachings of the Holy Quran, the writings of Islamic thinkers, and the history of Muslims in all parts and cultures of the Islamic World, including here on the sub-continent. Islam’s clear and explicit injunction is to share resources beyond one’s reasonable commitments, and to care for those in need.”

His Highness the Aga Khan, Plenary Session: Conference on Indigenous Philanthropy Islamabad, Pakistan – October 21, 2000

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