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Definition of the noun alms-giving
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- making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
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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.
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
Dictionary 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.
A new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)
by John Craig (F.G.S.)
Alms-giving, dmz'- giv-ing, ...
A 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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