Academic Describes Traditional Mechanisms Of Islamic Giving, Calls For Increased Role In Humanitarian Response
World Economic Forum: How traditional Islamic giving can play a role in the future of aid
Maram Ahmed of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London describes various mechanisms of traditional Islamic giving and examples, writing, “Policymakers and international humanitarian organizations need to start considering Islamic social finance as a viable option. In an era when climate change is unprecedentedly stretching humanitarian response mechanisms, the traditional modes of giving enshrined in Islamic culture offer a way forward” (5/2).
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