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Challenges and Culturally Sensitive Practice
This innovative book in English provides a thorough and compassionate examination of the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as their families. It will equip mental health professionals with the necessary skills to effectively intervene when working with this vulnerable population.
What distinguishes this book is its emphasis on the unique challenges that arise from the relationship between Jordanian locals and Syrian refugees, as well as how mental health practitioners can navigate these complexities. It sheds light on the obstacles that such practitioners face in their work and offers valuable insights into how to overcome them.
Speaking Kurdish in a Warped World
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In Endurance , Alex Pillen portrays a sense of being unique within Kurdish cultural spheres. How to feel unique despite devastating violence, cultural oppression and assimilation is a question faced by many communities globally. Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji) is a focal point for such uniqueness.
When a culture is under siege and many have lost a former way of life it may not be clear how a society looks itself in the mirror, finds its reflection. Alex Pillen’s portrayal of Speaking Kurdish in a Warped World locates such lines of reflection within everyday language. The fear of a random geopolitical pair of dice is global, a fear to be honed when reading this account of uniqueness in the face of totalising loss
Analysing the Spectrum of Muslim Social Mobilization during the Internet Age
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This book is the first ‘groundwork’ on Muslim NGOs in contemporary Ghana. It builds upon a database of more than 600 Muslim non-profit associations, foundations and grass-roots organisations whose activities are traced through extensive use of social media. The first part of the book scrutinises the varieties of their activities and operational spaces, their campaigns and target groups, alongside their local, regional, national and international connections. The second part analyses contemporary debates on infaq, sadaqa, waqf and zakat as well as Islamic banking and micro-finance schemes for promoting social welfare among Muslim communities in Ghana.
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In Feminine Visibility in Contemporary Iran: Women, Religion, Culture and the State, Esmaeil Zeiny and Seyed Javad Miri bring together a collection of essays which offer a number of new perspectives on the role and power of Iranian women in refashioning the country’s politics, culture, and religion. This collection threatens the stereotypical representations of Iranian women, and illustrates how high women leapt over the hurdles obstructing their progress and how much they have achieved to renegotiate the roles demanded by Iranian society.
يعدّ الوقف (وجمعه: أوقاف) جزءًا لا يتجزأ من المجتمع اليمني لإدارة الثروة الخاصة وكإطار قانوني للأعمال الخيريّة والبنّية التحتيّة العامة. يركز الكتاب على أربع ميادين اجتماعية في المعرفة القانونية وهي: الفقه والتقنين وبعض حالات الوقف والمعرفة المتعلقة بالوقف في الحياة اليومية. يجمع الكتاب بين تحليل النصوص والدراسات الإثنوغرافية بهدف فهم كيف تم التعامل مع الشريعة الإسلامية واستخدامها وتحديدها واعتمادها في مسائل معينة من مسائل الوقف حيث يوجد توتّر بين النظرية الإسلامية والتطبيق على أرض الواقع. تقوم الدراسة بتحليل أهم أعمال الفقه الزَّيديّ مثل شَرْح الأزْهَار، والأحكام الإماميّة، والفتاوى، والوقفيات، معظم هذه المصادر يأتي من المناطق الشمالية الزيدية.


Islamic foundations (waqf, pl. awqāf) have been an integral part of Yemeni society both for managing private wealth and as a legal frame for charity and public infrastructure. This book focuses on four socially grounded fields of legal knowledge: fiqh, codification, individual waqf cases, and everyday waqf related knowledge. It combines textual analysis with ethnography seeking to understand how Islamic law is approached, used, produced and validated in selected topics of waqf law where the tensions are strong between ideals and pragmatic rules. The study analyses central Zaydī fiqh works such as the Sharḥ al-azhār-cluster, in addition to imamic decrees, fatwās, and waqf documents, mostly from Zaydī, Northern Yemen.
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In: Journal of Muslims in Europe