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By Stephen P. Heyneman

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ISBN-13: 9780826514462

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At a time while extra nuanced understandings of Muslim international locations and their felony and social practices are urgently wanted within the West, the looks of this assortment is mainly welcome. In those illuminating and available essays, the participants clarify how Islam sees itself by way of social coverage, the way it treats girls, and the way it encourages charity, schooling, and basic social welfare.

The essays surround many local cultures and draw on courtroom documents and criminal debates, box paintings on executive ministries, and an in depth examining of Islamic legislation. In his assessment of waqf (similar to the Western proposal of a starting place, within which an endowment is decided apart in perpetuity for particular purposes), Ahmad Dallal explains how charity, a imperative organizing precept in Islam, is itself equipped and the way waqf, often a income for charitable reasons, may also develop into a resource of anxiety and clash. Donna Lee Bowen, in her essay at the place of girls in Islamic legislations, issues out the an important changes among the Islamic rules of relations fairness and the Western concept of person equality. In a next essay, Bowen addresses the issues surrounding kin making plans and the dilemmas that experience arisen in the Muslim global over differing principles approximately contraception. the 2 ultimate essays examine particular circumstances of ways the trendy nation has handled Islamic social coverage. Gail Richardson examines zakat, an Islamic tax used to help the bad, and its management in Pakistan. Carol Underwood, in the meantime, explores public wellbeing and fitness coverage in Iran, either sooner than and after the Islamic revolution that deposed the Shah.

Addressing one of the most profound misunderstandings among Islamic and Western societies, Islam and Social Policy could be of significant curiosity not just to students and policymakers yet to someone desirous about Islam’s severe position within the smooth world.

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