Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2016

232 Pages | 1 b&w illustration

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719099724

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Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times

Author Jonathan Benthall

Published by Manchester University Press

Humanitarianism Key Debates and New Approaches MUP

  • 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
  • Combines social science theory with concrete data from field research
  • Explores the consequences of the 'global war on terror' which create a 'humanitarian deficit', inadequate relief for vulnerable populations and a 'humanitarian vacuum' that terrorist groups can penetrate
  • Expands to explore more broadly how contemporary Islamic institutions might reform themselves in the light of the human sciences to fulfil the potential of Islam as a global moral force

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