Alms FAQs:

Q: Are alms only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and the wayfarers?

A: Yes, a duty imposed by Allah.

Q: Are alms the beginning of one's journey to Nirvana?

A: Yes, In practice, one can give anything with or without thought for Nibbana.

Q: Are alms an expression of love which was first expressed by God to them in that Jesus sacrificed himself as an act of love for the salvation of believers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alms an act of charity toward those less fortunate?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alms collected?

A: Yes.