Islamic Aid Agencies

This research focuses on the actual and potential role of Islamic faith-based humanitarian NGOs that are based in the West and the UK in particular. First, to what extent is this part of the aid sector in a position to act as an operational intermediary between Muslim beneficiaries on the one hand and the international aid sector and -donors on the other? Second, to what extent do Islamic NGOs embody 'social Islam', i.e. a catalyst for social services and civil society development in such Muslim-majority contexts.

  • Funded by: Ghent University (2004-2010)