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Definition of the noun alms-giving

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  1. making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • alternative spelling: almsgiving
    • more generic words: gift / giving = the act of giving

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Google previewConcise Pāli-English Dictionary (1957)

by Ambalaṅgoḍa Polvattē Buddhadatta, A. P. Buddhadatta Mahāthera

gift; charity; alms; alms-giving. — katha, /. talk about charity. — gga, nt. a place where alms are given. — pati, to. master in liberality. — phala, nt. the fruit of munificence. — maya, a. consisting of giving alms.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Islam (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

ALMS-GIVING. (ZAKAT,. SADAQA,. WAQF). The Arabic terms given refer to three complementary aspects of almsgiving in Islam, each of which contributes in a specific way to the welfare of an Islamic community. The first of these is zakat, the obligatory giving of alms, which is one of the five religious duties of a Muslim. Payment of the tax helps to 'purify' the giver, as the root meaning of the word zakat suggests. In the earliest days of Islam zakat was payable following an assessment of ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser

1855: Bohn, 309, Alms-giving never made any man poor, nor robbery rich, nor prosperity wise . 2.

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

Alms-giving, dmz'- giv-ing, ...

Google previewA New Universal, Technological, Etymological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Craig

ALMS-GIVING, imz'giv-ing, ». The giving of alms. ALMS- HOUSE, dmz'howg, .-. An hospital for the reception and support of the poor, ALMS-MAN, ...

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Morning alms-giving

Vientiane (1975)

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Small photo of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- November 15, 2017: Closeup of ' zakat ' (alms-giving) collection centre with unidentified logo or brand at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More...

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