One of the important traditions in Islamic society is sadaqa or charity distribution to those in need.  Giving removes burdens, sickness and prevents or diminishes accidents or other misfortunes in Islamic belief.

We are teaching our children this tradition by giving them coins each day to distribute.  When they give they ask the person receiving to pray for them, particularly if they are ill.  

Before we lived in a Muslim country I would have my son collect sadaqa in a jar so we could distribute the money on the weekends when we saw people in need on the main avenue but here we see people nearly every day as the boys walk to school.  

Please share your ideas for teaching children about sadaqa and the other traditions in Islam.  

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