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Disaster management and faith-based organizations: An Islamic perspective

Bouafia, Bouafia and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2017) Disaster management and faith-based organizations: An Islamic perspective. Arts and Social Sciences Journal, 8 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2151-6200

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Regardless their complexity which overwhelms the capacity of the affecting community to cope with, disasters are increasingly recognizing the necessity of an ultimate response drawing on an extensive variety of skills and manpower. Disaster management requires collaboration between various serving agencies including government, private sector, local communities and faith-based organizations due to the limited available resources. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the participation of faith- based organization in reducing the impacts during disaster situations. The paper therefore, focuses on the Islamic teachings in disaster management through a comprehensive review of the available literature. The paper includes an overview of disaster management, act of God, and view of Islam on disaster management, and faith-based organizations and their contribution in disaster management. It has been found that Islamic based organizations usually have advantage and great potential in terms of cultural acceptance to offer immediate assistance in disaster events and to involve in long-time recovery operations when outside agencies return back home.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/56500
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster; Act of God; Disaster management; Religion; Response; View of Islam; Faith-based organizations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 15:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56500

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