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Iqbal Akhtar

Iqbal Akhtar is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Iqbal Akhtar

What is Zakat? A scholar of Islam explains

By Iqbal Akhtar — November 16, 2021
(The Conversation) — Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.

Fasting may have become a health fad, but religious communities have been doing it for millennia

By Iqbal Akhtar — July 30, 2021
(The Conversation) — A scholar of religion explains what those who fast for health and fitness can learn from religious traditions for a sustained, deeper and lifelong practice.
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