By Marie Juul Petersen

within the wake of 9-11 and the 'War on Terror', transnational Muslim NGOs have too usually been perceived as illegitimate fronts for worldwide militant networks corresponding to al-Qaeda or as backers of nationwide political events and resistance teams in Palestine, Afghanistan and in different places. but essentially there's extra to transnational Muslim NGOs. such a lot are valid companies of reduction to the world's terrible, even though their guidance may perhaps occasionally fluctuate considerably from that of secular NGOs within the West.

Seeking to develop our figuring out of those organizations, Marie Juul Petersen explores how Muslim NGOs conceptualise their provision of reduction and the function Islam performs during this. Her e-book not just bargains insights right into a new form of NGO within the worldwide box of relief provision; it additionally contributes extra largely to figuring out 'public Islam' as anything extra and except political Islam.

The e-book is predicated on empirical case experiences of 4 of the largest transnational Muslim NGOs, and attracts on broad study in Britain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Bangladesh, and greater than a hundred interviews with these eager about such organisations.

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