Islamic Philanthropy: Institutionalized Giving in the Muslim Perspective

Marwa El-Daly, Emerging Leaders, International Fellows Program ~ 2001




Islamic philanthropy has a long cultural and religious tradition to which new models of giving can be applied. Marwa El-Daly suggests that Muslim communities in the United States, with their experience with institutionalized philanthropy and an encouraging legal environment, could provide a new model of modern Islamic philanthropy; the Islamic diaspora has strong potential partnering with organizations in developing countries. El-Daly makes recommendations on her case studies, stressing: cooperation between government and civil society, as well as Islamic organizations; the importance of research and information sharing; and advocacy.


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