The Donation Dilemma

Ansari, Kiran
May 2012
Islamic Horizons;May/Jun2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p35
The article examines the dilemma that some Muslim Americans face when receiving a tax exemption for donating to charity. Some exclude their charitable donations from their tax return since their intention is fee-sabeelillah or in the way of God and requires no reciprocity. Others fear scrutiny as some Muslim charities came under fire after 9/11. Others view tax benefits as a way to help even more people, attend fundraisers, or support mosques and their local masjid instead.


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