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Title:Social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa
Editor:Weiss, HolgerISNI
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Geographic term:Africa
social welfare
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Abstract:Public as well as private provision of social welfare is not a new phenomenon in the Muslim world. Whereas government and public involvement in the provision of social welfare has been haphazard, despite various attempts at direct State involvement especially in the postcolonial world, private and what might be labelled as semi-official activities, such as the establishment of pious foundations and the activities of the Sufi orders, have a solid foundation in local Muslim societies. This collective volume attempts to emphasize the variety of both agents and ways to provide social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa. In addition, social welfare, as such, is both being reflected upon and debated by Muslim intellectuals. Most of the papers were first presented at a workshop on 'Social justice, social welfare and praxis in Islamic societies in Africa', organized in Helsinki during April 1999. Contributions: Holger Weiss: Zak»at and the question of social welfare: an introductory essay on Islamic economics and its implications for social welfare. Endre Stiansen: Is there room for non-Muslims in the Sudan's Islamic economy? Franz Kogelmann: Sidi Fredj: a case study of a religious endowment in Morocco under the French Protectorate. Knut S. Vik°r: Sufism and social welfare in the Sahara. RŘdiger Seesemann: Sufi leaders and social welfare: two examples from contemporary Sudan. Roman Loimaeier: Je veux Útudier sans mendier: the campaign against the Qur'»anic schools in Senegal. Sulemana Mumuni: A survey of Islamic non-governmental organisations in Accra. Holger Weiss: The concept of Islamic economy as articulated in Sokoto: social justice and State responsibility.