Tuesday, September 23, 2008
NPR reported last Friday on the effect of increased government scrutiny of muslim charities on donations to those charities. Here is the abstract:
Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, a time set aside by observant Muslims for fasting and prayer. Another important obligation tied to Ramadan is Zakat, the practice of offering of money to the needy. Imam Hassan Qazwini and attorney Arsalan Iftikhar discuss government scrutiny of charitable giving in a post-Sept. 11 world and the affect on donations.