"Claims that Saudi Charities either deliberately or inadvertently fund al-Qaeda ignore the fundamental tenet of charitable giving in Islam. "Zakat," or Charity, is one of the five pillars of Islam; it requires the giving of 2 1/2 percent of one's assets that have been held for one year to be to a narrow class of needy persons."
"Iqbal was a poet-philosopher born in what is now Pakistan. His poetical works in Urdu and Persian easily earn him the title to the greatest poet in each of these languages in the twentieth century. His lectures, Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, contain the profoundest attempt in modern times to reinterpret Islam and the Islamic experience in the light of modern science and philosophy."