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Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times

Author: Jonathan Benthall; Bertrand Taithe
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Humanitarianism (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Gives a balanced account of the genuine contributions to human well-being made by Islamic charities today, despite obstacles put in their way which are often undeserved.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Benthall; Bertrand Taithe
ISBN: 9781784997458 1784997455 9781526124005 1526124009
OCLC Number: 962071345
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; A note on omissions and transliteration; Part I Islamic charities; 1 Islamic charities, Faith Based Organizations and the international aid system; Notes; 2 Islamic aid in a North Malian enclave; Acknowledgements; Notes; 3 Have Islamic aid agencies a privileged relationship in majority Muslim areas? The case of post-tsunami ... ; Acknowledgements; Notes; 4 The Palestinian zakat committees 1993-2007 and their contested interpretations; Foreword; Introduction. The 'pyramid' modelAn alternative 'emic' model in three phases; Phase 1, till 1967; Phase 2, 1968-94; Phase 3, 1994-present; Allegations against the zakat committees; Some field evidence from 1996; The functioning of the zakat committees and their reputation; An alternative 'etic' model; Zakat committees as Faith Based Organizations; The impasse for Palestinian Islamic charities in its geopolitical context; Notes; 5 The Islamic Charities Project (formerly Montreux Initiative); Feasibility study; Concepts and implementation; Political turbulence; Gulf charities and the Montreux Initiative. Following up the Islamic Charities ProjectNotes; 6 An unholy tangle: Boim versus the Holy Land Foundation; Acknowledgements; Notes; 7 The Tariq Ramadan visa case; Notes; 8 Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia; 9 Puripetal force in the charitable field; The quest for purity; Purity in Islam; Purity in philanthropy; Islamic charity; Islamic Relief Worldwide; The Muhammadiyah; The cordon sanitaire of Saudi charities; Peering into purity of motives; Acknowledgements; Notes; Part II Islamic humanism; 10 Confessional cousins and the rest: the structure of Islamic toleration; Toleration in Islam. Islam in IndiaRedoubts of the 'pagan' in Muslim states; Traditions of toleration; 'Noble spiritual beliefs'; Acknowledgements; Notes; 11 Religious persecution and conflict in the twenty-first century; Notes; 12 What makes Islam unique?; Notes; 13 Tariq Ramadan; Notes; 14 Mona Siddiqui; 15 Akbar Ahmed; Note; 16 Yusuf al-Qaradawi; Controversy; Qaradawi's rhetoric; Since the 'Arab awakening'; 17 Religion and violence; Note; Afterword; Troubled times; Islamic charities; Islamic humanism; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Humanitarianism (Series)
Responsibility: Jonathan Benthall.


Gives a balanced account of the genuine contributions to human well-being made by Islamic charities today, despite obstacles put in their way which are often undeserved.


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