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Eid Celebrations and Muslim Generosity

 In a current research project at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), funded by the Research Council of Norway (FINEX – Financial exclusion, Islamic finance and housing in the Nordic countries), we are focusing on religion and economic priorities among Muslims in the Nordic countries. There is little existing research into these topics. In this blog post – on the occasion of Eid – we shared some insights from the ongoing research, showing the prevalence of paying the religious tax or zakat among Muslims in Norway. But also, that motivations are complex, and that the descendants of migrants engage in often transnational charity, to a greater extent than might perhaps be assumed from the starting point of the remittance decay hypothesis (that migrants’ remittance-sending reduces over time).