By Sam González Kelly

In explaining the importance of giving in Islam following the end of Ramadan, on Eid al-Fitr Monday, Aisha Siddiqui tells a fable of two devout women with different opportunities to worship. One woman spends all her waking hours praying to Allah, while the other only has time to pray the standard five times per day — she is too busy making sure her neighbors are well fed and adequately clothed.

When the day of judgment comes, it’s the second woman who reaches paradise first…

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