(RNS) — Stories of Muslims helping people during the pandemic imply that their generosity is anomalous. In fact, it's part of the foundation of Islam.
(RNS) — With mosques’ biggest fundraisers of the year in jeopardy, a new initiative led by four prominent imams aims to protect the livelihoods of mosque staff around the country.
(RNS) — Many Muslim-run charity groups are drawing a connection between their philanthropic causes, the Ramadan fast and the Islamic imperative to give to the poor.
(RNS) — Believers Bail Out aims to raise awareness about the injustices of the prison system by asking Muslims to give zakat to their incarcerated brothers and sisters in faith.
(RNS) It is not clear where the group is getting the aid, but its own network of sponsors and sympathizers are believed to be donating. Protection money and extortion are also believed to be funding the relief effort.
MUMBAI (RNS) Young Muslim men in India nabbed on false terror charges has been a recurring problem through the years, often attributed to ingrained biases of the police.
(RNS) Thomas Piketty advocated for the kind of tax that would help the working class that elected Donald Trump. The bad news for the president-elect is that it is a solution that has actually been a part of Islam for the past 1,400 years in what is known as zakat.
(RNS) The survey shows the U.K.’s estimated 280,000 Muslims report giving more money annually to charity than Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews.
(RNS) The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights group that has frequently drawn fire from conservatives, has regained its tax-exempt status. By Bob Smietana.