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Muslim Faith-Based Organizations and Social Welfare in Africa

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Buch. Hardcover

1st ed. 2020. 2020

xv, 313 S. 1 s/w-Abbildung, 2 Farbabbildungen, Bibliographien

In englischer Sprache

Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-38307-7

Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm


This book addresses the discourses, agendas and actions of Muslim faith-based organizations and activists to empower Muslim communities in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. The individual chapters discuss how traditional Muslim welfare and charity institutions, zakat (obligatory or mandatory almsgiving), sadaqa (voluntary almsgiving and donations) and waqf (pious endowments), are used to improve social welfare, focusing on instrumentalization and institutionalization in the collection and distribution of zakat. The book includes case studies from West Africa (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal), the Horn of Africa (Somalia) and East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), highlighting the role and interplay of local, national and international Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya Muslim faith-based organizations and NGOs. Holger Weiss is a Professor of General History at Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and ordinary member of the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters. His research focuses on global and Atlantic history, West African environmental history, and Islamic studies, particularly Islam in Ghana.


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