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Religious Obligation or Altruistic Giving? Muslims and Charitable Donations

Ajaz Ahmed Khan

in Sacred Aid

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916023
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950447 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0004
Religious Obligation or Altruistic Giving? Muslims and Charitable Donations

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This chapter examines the motivations for charitable giving. It takes a look at the aspirations and expectations of individual donors from the United Kingdom to a certain Muslim charity, Islamic Relief. This discussion occasionally refers to Islamic teachings, which help in understanding the motivations of many donors, and to the structure of development programs and organizational fundraising. This chapter also challenges and confirms several basic assumptions about the motivations of donors.

Keywords: motivations; charitable giving; Islamic Relief; Islamic teachings; development programs; organizational fundraising

Chapter.  10271 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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