Iranians pay over $6.5M in alms per month
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.1
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranians pay over $6.5 million in alms per month, Iran's Fars news agency reported on November 1.
Alms or almsgiving involves giving to others as an act of virtue, either materially or in the sense of providing capabilities (e.g. education) for free. It exists in a number of religions and regions.
Saeid Sattari, an official with Iran's Imam Khomeini Relief Committee, said almsgiving is on the rise in the country.
He added that people in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Tabriz pay the highest amounts of alms.
During an annual charity festival in Iran, which was held this year on October 8-10, over $11 million was collected.
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