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Interfaith partnerships in the field of development: a way forward for religious pluralism in Indonesia?
Muslim-Christian interactions are growing more common in the field of development. Many of these interactions are fraught, with community activists questioning the motives of faith-based organisations (FBOs...
Indonesian aid to Rakhine State, Myanmar: Islamic humanitarianism, soft diplomacy, and the question of inclusive aid
The current humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has inspired global sympathy for the plight of the 500,000 Muslim refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. Humanitarian sentiment towards...
Islamic education and feminist agency
In recent years, scholars interested in the study of gender issues in Muslim societies have been fascinated by one particular phenomenon: the emergence and spread of female Islamic education movements.
Religiosity and Muslim American attitudes towards political violence
To what extent does the religion of Islam condone or promote the justification of suicide bombings?
Between nation-state and ummah’s appeal: the contradictions of Islamism in contemporary India and Bangladesh
Generally, Islamists believe in the Universalist concept of Ummah (Islamic community of believers), a supranational or transnational union. The Islamists’ call for unity of the Ummah is based on the belief...