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Muslim philanthropy at the crossroads

Tariq Cheema 4 September 2018

The successful melding of new models of giving with practices embedded in Islamic tradition has the potential to reap rewards for society on a global scale Today, there are an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims, constituting …


The untapped potential of Muslim giving

1 Yunus Sola 4 September 2018

A bold future beckons for the worldwide impact of Muslim philanthropy if the Islamic community has the determination to answer some urgent questions Almost a quarter of the world’s population are giving money, charity, alms …


The study of Muslim philanthropy

Shariq Siddiqui 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Research into Muslim philanthropy faces entrenched hurdles but has potential to illuminate the sector Despite the increasing interest in Muslims and philanthropy in general, there has to date been a distinct lack of sustained scholarly …

Prominent figures in Muslim philanthropy

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles some of the world’s key Muslim philanthropists Sultan Qaboos, Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman is a noted philanthropist as well as the Arab region’s longest-serving …

Sustainable giving through waqf: a view from South Africa

Ismail Munshi and Razina Davids 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

An ancient form of Muslim philanthropy is being reinvigorated and is adapting to contemporary circumstances Regarded by many as the oldest university in the world, the Al Qarawiyyin mosque, university and hospital complex in Morocco …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Muslim philanthropy the British way

Asif Aziz 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The sum of the union of Muslim and British charitable traditions can be greater than their constituent parts History is testament to the truth that religion has always been a key motive in charitable giving. …

Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor …

More than a matter of record

Amy Singer 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Documenting the historical practice of Muslim philanthropy shines a light on the moral values of humanity that can illuminate the past, present and future What does an historian of the 15th-16th century Ottoman Empire have …

Time for philanthropy infrastructure to step out of the shadows

1 Maria Chertok 29 May 2018

Philanthropy is going through big changes. Its support infrastructure must assert itself now As philanthropy grows in importance and extends into new areas of the globe, it is crucial to ensure that there is an …