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AVACGIS Visiting Scholar Presentation by Dr. Christopher Taylor

“The Transformation of Islamic Charity: From Alms to New Public Voluntarism in India”

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Online Location

Almsgiving is a ritual obligation in Islam practiced by the vast majority of the world's Muslims, yet it is not well understood in popular or scholarly discussions. This lecture examines the contemporary changes in obligatory almsgiving (zakat) through ethnographic research on new Islamic charity organizations in north India. 

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