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U.K. Muslims give more

When it comes to donating to charity, Britain's small but fast-growing Muslim community comes out ahead of other religious groups, a survey shows. The nation's estimated 280,000 Muslims report giving more money annually to charity than Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews. JustGiving also found a 70 percent rise in giving over the past two years among Muslims. "Britain's Muslim communities are at the forefront of digital giving, driving an increase in zakat donations," said Zarine Kharas, JustGivinga's CEO. Zakat is the Muslim practice of donating to charity to help the poor.


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