The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a dearth of research on the wider Muslim aid and development scene. Focusing on the role and impact of Islam and Islamic Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), an arena that has come to be regarded by some as the 'invisible aid economy', Islam and Development considers Islamic theology and its application to development and how Islamic teaching is actualized in case studies of Muslim FBOs. It brings together contributions from the disciplines of theology, sociology, politics and economics, aiming both to raise awareness and to function as a corrective step within the development studies literature.

chapter |12 pages


The Invisible Aid Sector
ByDavid Tittensor, Matthew Clarke

part |93 pages

Islam in Development

chapter |18 pages

Zakat and Poverty in Islam

ByJan A. Ali

chapter |18 pages

The Changing Nature of Islamic Mission

The Cases of Tablighi Jama'at and the Gülen Movement
ByDavid Tittensor

chapter |18 pages

Development by Muslims, with Muslims and among Muslims

Prospects and Challenges for Christian Aid Agencies
ByPeter Riddell

chapter |20 pages

Riba-Free Finance and Zakat-Induced Economic Aid

The Political Economy of Two Developmental Initiatives in the Muslim World
ByAmeer Ali

part |90 pages

Islam in Practice

chapter |18 pages

Mobile Phones and Religion

The Case of Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in a Religious Community in Indonesia
ByMisita Anwar, Graeme Johanson

chapter |20 pages

Religion and Post-Disaster Development 1

ByIsmet Fanany, Rebecca Fanany

chapter |24 pages

Piety, Gender Relations and Muslim Women's Empowerment

The Case of Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh
ByMohammad Musfequs Salehin

chapter |10 pages


Invisible Aid: Islam, Muslim NGOs and Development
ByMatthew Clarke, Gerhard Hoffstaedter, David Tittensor