There has been no shortage of recent scholarly and other publications about Islam, especially since the events of 11 September 2001. In one way or another, these works attempt to retrieve, restore and explain the positive story about Islam that is under threat owing to contemporary events. Much of this story seems pertinent to the ethos of modern social work. Before engaging in their application to social work, this chapter begins with an outline of Islam's major social ethics and, in deference to the confused identity of Islam today, juxtaposes these with the dubious ethics of that other face of Islam, known widely by terms such as 'Jihadism', 'Radical Islam' or simply 'Islamism'.
Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work p. 185-195