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Muslim Philanthropy and Social Security: Prospects, Practices, and Pitfalls

by Sami Hasan

Jul 9, 2006

This paper aims to analyse, with examples, Muslim philanthropy in the delivery of social security in terms of survival, functioning, progress, and sustention of poor people. It examines the social security aspects of zakat and waqf funds, in particular its use for children and women- the two vulnerable groups in the society. The paper also looks at the extent of achievement of many Muslim communities and leadership in affecting the social security roles of Muslim philanthropy