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Understanding Islamic aid flows to enhance global humanitarian assistance

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posted on 2018-02-26, 00:00 authored by David TittensorDavid Tittensor, Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke, Tezcan Gumus
In 2008 the then Organisation of the Islamic Conference established its own Islamic Cooperation Humanitarian Affairs Department (ICHAD) as an alternative to the OECD DAC. Subsequently, aid from ICHAD predominantly goes to Muslims. This is most likely because zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and regarded as ibadah (worship), from which non-Muslims are excluded. As such, this paper will examine the theology and ethics of giving in Islam (zakat and sadaqa) and explore these aid flows and, and whether there is room for a more inclusive interpretation that can lead to greater integration and co-operation.

History

Journal

Contemporary Islam

Volume

12

Pagination

193 - 210

Publisher

Springer

Location

Dordrecht, The Netherlands

ISSN

1872-0218

eISSN

1872-0226

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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