Book chapter

Islamic Social Work within the Framework of the Welfare System: Observations from the German Case

BHT

  • 2022
Published in:
  • Exploring Islamic Social Work. - Springer International Publishing. - 2022, p. 99-117
English The development possibilities for Islamic social work are closely linked to the respective state’s welfare framework. The German system provides an insightful example, as it is characterised by a significant incorporation of religious welfare providers. In the sense of an “affirmative genealogy” (Hans Joas), the German welfare system can be understood as open to religious pluralism and social change. This chapter analyses interactions between the state, existing welfare organisations and Muslim providers, focusing on their respective legitimation strategies. Inclusive and more exclusive interpretations are presented by different parties. The openness towards all beneficiaries demanded of Muslim welfare providers could perhaps lead to a secularisation of Islamic social work. However, theological reflection enables an Islamic profile to be reconciled with general social responsibility.
Faculty
Rectorat
Department
Centre Suisse Islam et Société
Language
  • English
Classification
Religion, theology
License
CC BY
Open access status
hybrid
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/327929
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