Friday, October 05, 2007
Muslims seek 'safe' charities for giving: "- Kenwah Dabajah is in a quandary: How can she fulfill a central tenet of her faith, Islam, without putting herself in legal jeopardy? 'I was just thinking, I have this money, to whom or to what am I going to give, this year?' said Dabajah, as she considered how to give zakat, a donation required of Muslims, especially during Ramadan. Dabajah usually gives to al-Mabarrat, a popular local charity, but federal investigators raided its office this summer for reasons that remain untold."