Reflections on trust and trust making in the work of Islamic charities from the Gulf region in Africa

The authors' research on Islamic charities of the Gulf region and their work in Africa conducted over the past years, has stimulated them to reflect on not only the importance of trust in aid relationships, but also on active trust making by these organisations. Indeed, as transnational charity providers these organisations are embedded in a web of relationships that they need to maintain and/or further, and for which trust is indispensible. 

This chapter was written by ASCL senior researcher Mayke Kaag and research master alumna Soumaya Sahla for the book Muslim Faith-Based Organizations and Social Welfare in Africa.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Mayke Kaag and Soumaya Sahla

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Mayke Kaag is Associate Professor Political Anthropology of Africa's Global Connections at Leiden University and a senior researcher at the ASCL. Her current research focuses primarily on African transnational relations, including land issues, transnational Islamic charities and engagements with the diaspora.

Soumaya Sahla is an alumna of the Research Master African Studies.

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