Monday, October 15, 2007
San Jose Mercury News - Season of charity: a time of scrutiny for U.S. Muslims
San Jose Mercury News - Season of charity: a time of scrutiny for U.S. Muslims: "Season of charity: a time of scrutiny for U.S. Muslims By Kim Vo Mercury News Article Launched: 10/13/2007 01:49:12 AM PDT Chatting with visitors to her mosque during Ramadan, Bushra Burney mentioned to a married couple that her annual charitable donation - or zakat - went to the Islamic Relief Fund. It's a respectable group, the Fremont woman hastened to add. 'There's nothing fishy about it.' Such defensiveness reflects the quandary facing many Muslims, whose religion requires them to pay 2.5 percent of their assets to charity. Many make their payments during the month of Ramadan, which ends today."