Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

by Matthew Clarke, David Tittensor


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ISBN-13: 9781409470809
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Matthew Clarke is the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of six books, including Religion and Development: Theology and Practice published in 2011. David Tittensor is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia. His research interests include the study of Muslim movements, Turkish politics and society, religion and development, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Aid Sector
David Tittensor and Matthew Clarke

PART I: Islam in Development

1 Zakat and Poverty in Islam
Jan A. Ali

2 The Changing Nature of Islamic Mission: The Cases of Tablighi Jama’at and the Gülen Movement
David Tittensor

3 Islamic International Aid Flows for Poverty Alleviation
Matthew Clarke

4 Development by Muslims, with Muslims and among Muslims: Prospects and Challenges for Christian Aid Agencies
Peter Riddell

5 Riba-Free Finance and Zakat-Induced Economic Aid: The Political Economy of Two Developmental Initiatives in the Muslim World
Ameer Ali

PART II: Islam in Practice

6 Applying Islamic Finance Principles to Microfinance
Aimatul Yumna

7 Mobile Phones and Religion: The Case of Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in a Religious Community in Indonesia
Misita Anwar and Graeme Johanson

8 Religion and Post-Disaster Development
Ismet Fanany and Rebecca Fanany

9 Piety, Gender Relations and Muslim Women’s Empowerment: The Case of Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh
Mohammad Musfequs Salehin

Conclusion: Invisible Aid: Islam, Muslim NGOs and Development
Matthew Clarke, Gerhard Hoffstaedter and David Tittensor

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