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Youth Work and Islam provides an eclectic focus, reflecting it duel inspirations of its title. It considers how youth work can be informed by Islam but at the same time looks at how practice can be pertinent to young Muslims, their community and relationship with wider society. In this book Sadek Hamid and Brian Belton bring together a range of thinkers and practitioners who exemplify and analyse this situation. This not only produces much more than a straightforward view of informed practice, it also presents a broad and humane understanding of the character and possibilities of youth work over a broad perspective. Centrally, while the work demonstrates how Islam and Muslims have contributed to the development of youth work, it also puts forward ideas and standpoints that demonstrate how Islam can continue to inform practice, add to its humanitarian ethos and even make our work with young people in general more effective. As such, Youth Work and Islam is an essential part of any youth worker’s reading, working within and beyond Muslim contexts. It is also a useful and readable text for social workers, teachers, police officers, clerics, medical professional and anyone wanting a more informed understanding of how faith perspectives can inform and refresh attitudes, approaches and enhance work with individuals, groups and communities.
Introduction; CONTEXT 1. Youth work and Islam – a growing tradition; 2. Enhancing youth Work Practice through the concepts of Islamic Morality and Education; 3. Young, British and Muslim; 4. Islamophobia and the politics of young British Muslim ethno-religious identities; YOUTH WORK THEORY 5. Working with Muslim Youth – a question of distinctiveness; 6. Mapping Youth Work with Muslims in Britain; 7. Every Muslim Youth Matters: The 4 Ps of Muslim Participation; REFLECTIONS ON YOUTH WORK PRACTICE 8. Living Islam; 9. Young Muslims and marginalisation; 10. Preventing Violent Extremism Scheme and the nexus of control; 11. Ummah and youth work; 12. Islam and Education in the Community context; 14. Promoting Christian/Muslim dialogue between young people of faith; 15. Conclusion - Youth work and Islam (doing it)