Charity Work in Islamic Jurisprudence

Senad Ćeman, Ahmed Purdić


Islamic teaching defines charity work as an act motivated by devotion to God when such devotion is based on voluntariness and to gain God’s reward. Charitable work is basically not obligatory; even if it does not seem to appear as such, it bears no responsibility. Charitable work in Islam has generated over time numerous governmental and non-governmental institutions through which individuals have helped society in an institutionalized and organized manner, and which has been a partner of the state in the field of education, health, recreation, etc. In its broad opus, Islamic jurisprudence has given a significant place to the topic of charity work.


charity work; Islam; Islamic jurisprudence; morality

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