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dc.date.accessioned2018-09-11T09:16:17Z
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dc.date.created2018-09-01
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dc.identifier.issn2072-5957
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1051628.tar;APT-ETAG: 98275298a39438c710f562b5af60d8a7; APT-DATE: 2019-04-04_12:23:48en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper records and interprets the rise and decline of Saudi overseas humanitarian charities, with special reference to the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO or IIROSA). Founded in 1975, IIROSA grew as a vehicle for a distinctively Saudi version of Islamic humanitarianism. By the mid-1990s, IIROSA was the world’s largest Islamic charity. Following the dismissal of its secretary general in 1996, and the crises of 9/11 and the Al-Aqsa Intifada, which cast a cloud to varying degrees over nearly all Islamic charities, IIROSA’s activities were reduced but efforts were made to revive them. In 2017, however, the kingdom’s new policy of centralization, and its disengagement from the “comprehensive call to Islam,” resulted in a remodeling of IIROSA’s role in support of the kingdom’s diplomatic interests but marginalized and stripped of religious content.en-US
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dc.publisherCenter for International and Regional Studiesen-US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCIRS Occasional Papers;20
dc.subjectCIRSen-US
dc.subjectGeorgetownen-US
dc.subjectGeorgetown University in Qataren-US
dc.titleThe Rise and Decline of Saudi Overseas Humanitarian Charitiesen-US
dc.typeArticleen-US


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