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Helping the Poor
Islam has emphasized helping the poor and warns those who are careless about them of having a bad fate. Needless to say, helping the poor will be considered a good deed and will be rewarded if it were for the sake of God not an act of showing off or for achieving mundane goals...

The Blessed Necklace (story)
Once an old, poor man came to the Prophet (S) asking for help. The Prophet (S) told him that he had no money at that time, but he asked him to go and ask for help from his daughter Lady Fatima (A)...

The tax of one-fifth (Khums)
All the Fuqaha' of Islam are of the belief that spoils obtained in war should be divided amongst the warriors, but a fifth of all spoils is to be given for certain other purposes, but the fuqaha' of Shi'ism differ from those of other schools in the fact that...

Why did Allah (s.w.t.) not create mankind perfect from the onset?
Perfection (and development) means that man traverses the path using his own feet and by means of his resolve. If he were to be held by the hand and taken by force, neither would it be a matter of glory nor would real perfection be achieved...