Looking for new way to donate during Ramadan? London mosque now accepts bitcoin
Updated : May 28, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Egypt's Grand Mufti, the nation's top Sunni Muslim official, said this year bitcoin was not permitted according to Islamic law.
The mosque says it is one of a handful to accept cryptocurrencies out of hundreds in London and its move is yielding results.
Muslims with the means are religiously obliged to give alms, often calculated based on Islamic texts as being 2.5% of their wealth, and many do so during the holy month, a time when Muslim charities are most active.
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