Human Security and Philanthropy

Islamic Perspectives and Muslim Majority Country Practices

  • Samiul Hasan

Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Framework

  3. Philanthropy and the Third Sector in MMCs: Policy, Legal Framework, and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
  4. Muslim Philanthropy in MMCs: Situational Analyses

  5. Third Sector Organizations and Human Security in MMCs: Extent, and Dimensions

  6. Human Security in MMCs: Situational Analyses

  7. Conclusions and Recommendations

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-362

About this book


For many years, Muslims have been involved in philanthropic activities focused on helping the poor and needy through varied types of ‘third sector’ organizations (TSOs). Nevertheless, many people in Muslim majority countries (MMCs) face human security crises and not much is known about the TSOs in these countries or their human security provisions.

To fill this knowledge gap, this volume documents and analyses philanthropic and other types of third sector organizations including the awqaf (Muslim endowments) vis-à-vis human security in MMCs.  The study is comprehensive in treating the subject matter - examining the legal environment, characteristics, extent, and functioning of all forms of the third sector and their human security performances - and in geographic coverage, covering all forty-seven Muslim majority countries in Africa and Asia. It is also innovative as it expounds on TSO density analysis, state support score (SSS), and a third-sector capability measure (TCM) to study their interrelationships.

This volume is an essential unique reference book for students and scholars of the third sector and human security, international organizations, development agencies, donor governments, security experts, and in particular anybody with interests in Islam and MMCs.


Muslim philanthropy holistic human security and giving legality of Muslim non profits non profit societies in the Muslim world pattern of giving in the Muslim community third sector organizations in the Muslim world

Editors and affiliations

  • Samiul Hasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUnited Arab Emirates UniversityAl AinUtd.Arab.Emir.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2524-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2525-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2579
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