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Building a House in HeavenPious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt$
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Mona Atia

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689156

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689156.001.0001

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The Economy of Charity

The Economy of Charity

(p.1) Chapter 1 The Economy of Charity
Building a House in Heaven

Mona Atia

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 places Islamic charity in relation to Islamic economics and introduces the three fundamental Islamic charitable practices of zakat, sadaqa and waqf. I argue that Islamic charity is as much an economic act as a social one and demonstrate how Islamic charitable practices are transformed into development practices.

Keywords:   Egypt, Development, Charity, Islam, Neoliberalism, Governmentality

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