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Development: Community-Based Organizations: United States
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Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be they male or female; ye are from one another… (3:195). If any do deeds of righteousness be they male or female and have faith, they will enter heaven and not the least injustice will be done to them (4:124). Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily to him will We give a new life, and life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions (16:97).

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Funches, Maryam, “Development: Community-Based Organizations: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218h>
First published online: 2009

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