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Charity in Islamic societies

Author: Amy Singer
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2008
Series: Themes in Islamic history
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An in-depth tour of the history of charity in Islamic societies from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. This book demonstrates how historical circumstances, social status, gender, age and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Singer
ISBN: 9780521529129 0521529123
OCLC Number: 1014861680
Awards: Winner of ARNOVA Best Book Award 2010
Description: XII, 246 p. ill. 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Pray and pay alms; 2. Even half a date; 3. The upper hand; 4. The poor and the needy; 5. The mixed economy of charity; Conclusion: reorienting charity.
Series Title: Themes in Islamic history
Responsibility: Amy Singer.


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'Weaving many anecdotes and personal experiences into her narrative, in addition to careful textual readings, Singer captures the psychological subtleties that characterise nearly all aspects of Read more...

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