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Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times$
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Jonathan Benthall

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993085

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.001.0001

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Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Jonathan Benthall

Manchester University Press

The Introduction summarizes the book’s content under the following headings. Since all the Chapters have been previously published elsewhere, it also adds some complementary material to bring the book up to date on some important topics: Part One: Chapters 1 to 9: Islamic charities Summary of the Chapters Some recurrent themes Faith Based Organizations and “cultural sensitivity” Islamic Relief Worldwide The West Bank zakat committees Banking problems Towards a more complete description Pakistan Turkey Domestic Islamic charity in the United Kingdom A zakat movement? Towards a more comparative approach Part Two: Chapters 10 to 17: Islamic humanism

Keywords:   Islam, Charity, Zakat, Humanitarianism, Aid, Development, Faith Based Organizations, Islamic reformism, Pakistan, Turkey

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