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date: 28 October 2020

Muslim Social Serviceslocked

  • Pamela Aneesah NadirPamela Aneesah NadirDepartment of Social Work, Arizona State University

Summary

Zakat or obligatory charity is a foundation of Muslim social services. Social services with Muslims date back more than 1,400 years to the time of the Prophet Muhammad. His biography reflects his involvement in the care of the poor, widows, and orphans and engagement in social justice for women and minorities. Muslim communities throughout the United States are providing social services for Muslims; however, an institutionalized network of professional social services sensitive to the needs of Muslims is in the developmental stage.

Subjects

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology of Religion

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