Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times

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  • Author(s): Amira Mittermaier
  • Publication Information:
    Oakland, California : University of California Press. 2019
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Giving to God examines the everyday practices of Islamic giving in post-revolutionary Egypt. From foods prepared in Sufi soup kitchens, to meals distributed by pious volunteers in slums, to almsgiving, these acts are ultimately about giving to God by giving to the poor. Surprisingly, many who practice such giving say that they do not care about the poor, instead framing their actions within a unique non-compassionate ethics of giving. At first, this form of giving may appear deeply selfish, but further consideration reveals that it avoids many of the problems associated with the idea of “charity.” Using the Egyptian uprising in 2011 and its call for social justice as a backdrop, this beautifully crafted ethnography suggests that “giving a man a fish” might ultimately be more revolutionary than “teaching a man to fish.”
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780520300828. 9780520300835. 9780520972056.
    • Accession Number:
      1054263255
    • Accession Number:
      1986825
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AMIRA MITTERMAIER. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2019. ISBN 9780520300828. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Amira Mittermaier. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. University of California Press; 2019. Accessed November 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825
    • APA:
      Amira Mittermaier. (2019). Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. University of California Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Amira Mittermaier. 2019. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. Oakland, California: University of California Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825.
    • Harvard:
      Amira Mittermaier (2019) Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. Oakland, California: University of California Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825 (Accessed: 27 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Amira Mittermaier 2019, Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times, University of California Press, Oakland, California, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Amira Mittermaier. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. University of California Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Amira Mittermaier. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Amira Mittermaier. Giving to God : Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times [Internet]. Oakland, California: University of California Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1986825