S. Khan & S. Siddiqui: Islamic Education in the USA and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions

Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 145
  • Abhishek BhatiEmail author
Book Review

During the past few decades, philanthropy in the USA has grown tremendously. Last year, Americans gave a staggering $410 billion to charities. However, despite this positive trend towards giving, scholars and practitioners are still puzzled by why and how people are motivated to give both within the USA and also internationally. One of the important studies in this area, conducted by Bekkers and Wiepking (2011), found that the role of religion, mostly Christianity, was a strong driver of charitable giving. However, the current academic literature fails to investigate the role of Islam in philanthropy, and also the landscape of Muslim nonprofit organizations in the USA. Khan and Siddiqui (2017) argue that one of the reasons for this failure to investigate the role of Islam in the American philanthropic sector is because current academic literature primarily focuses on Islamic philanthropy from a national security perspective and ignore effort of Muslim philanthropy towards community...



  1. Bekkers, R., & Wiepking, P. (2011). Who gives? A literature review of predictors of charitable giving part one: Religion, education, age and socialisation. Voluntary Sector Review, 2(3), 337–365.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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