The Disadvantaged in Islamic Society

Al-Matrodi, Abdulrahman Sulayman (1991) The Disadvantaged in Islamic Society. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis attempts to highlight the Islamic position on man and society, particularly with respect to human efforts to construct a healthy and balanced society , by examining the Islamic approach to the problem of disability. It consists of four chapters. The first explores the Islamic view of man, both as an individual and as a member of human society, and of the ideal interaction of human beings in bringing this into existence and maintaining it. The second considers the nature of disability in general and Islamic approach to it in particular. The third is concerned particularly with pouerty, as the aspect of disability potentially damaging to society. The various Islamic methods of alleviating it, by means of voluntary aid and by means of what has been laid down as a religious duty for the Muslim are presented, together with the role played by the state. The fourth examines the other Islamic resouces for alleviating poverty and presenting an example for the implementation of these methods in a modern Islamic state, Saudi Arabia. People are encouraged to give for the cause of Allah; they are at the same time, encouraged to work, in order to be self-dependent . In addition to voluntary donations, certain charitable payments are also obligatory in Islam. This thesis explores the various resources that Islam offers in combating the social evils of disability and disadvantage. The methods adopted in Saudi Arabia for the implementation of Islamic teaching on this subject constitutes an example of Islamic practice at the present time.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Islamic studies, Social structure
Date of Award: 1991
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1991-77297
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:12

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