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Religious Practices: Zakāt (Almsgiving) and Other Charitable Practices: Ottoman Empire
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Providing charity: the early Ottoman period and the legacies of pre-Ottoman times

Ottoman records on charity only rarely concern almsgiving not connected to vakıfs; and where such records exist, they do not refer to charities instituted by women. Most of the discussion in t…

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Faroqhi, Suraiya, “Religious Practices: Zakāt (Almsgiving) and Other Charitable Practices: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0619b>
First published online: 2009



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