(1) They pray five times a day, fast during the month of Ramadan, perform the sacred pilgrimage to Mecca and give alms to the poor.(2) To celebrate Id al-Fitr, Moslems say the special feast prayer in a community format and give special alms to the poor.(3) Gifts of alms are for charitable purposes and not the institutional needs of the temple.(4) One day, as she was giving out alms for the poor, the King arrived and so she hid the alms in the fold of her gown, scared that he would be angered by the amount she was giving to the needy.(5) She begged for food and alms , reaching wordlessly through the open windows of the buses parked at the bus stand.(6) Monks, adorned in their saffron robes, walking silent and barefoot, collect their alms from food vendors and passers-by.(7) When a landlord gives them alms , usually wheat flour or grain, a Basdeva sings a song in praise of the family.(8) He had been handing out alms to starving refugee children.(9) Setting the tone for the rest of the journey, the queen made public appearances and distributed alms to the poor.(10) She started distributing alms to the weak hands that reached out and then suddenly she stopped.(11) They also served as parish priests and offered hospitality to travellers and alms to the poor.(12) In other words, belief in God and efforts to please Him must be accompanied by acts of charity and alms can be both voluntary and compulsory.(13) A person who has found money must give half of it as alms or he will lose more than what he found.(14) The tenth day of the month of Muharram is observed by visits to the graves of relatives, followed by prayers and the giving of alms to the poor.(15) However, our lesson also states showing mercy by giving alms and earnestly praying elicits God's reward.(16) The point used to be to give alms to poor people on Hallowe'en and if you didn't then bad luck would come to you.
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