Tag: Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice

Kafāla: The Qur’anic-Prophetic Model of Orphan Care

Published in the Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice.

The article, Zainab Alwani’s “Kafāla: The Quranic-Prophetic Model of Orphan Care,” explores how Americans of all religions, or of no religion, can use the traditional Islamic foster care system (kafāla) to benefit orphaned or abandoned children. This is especially important for those children who happen to be Muslim, for there are not enough Muslim foster families to take all of them in.

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