Utopias for the impoverished
The Islamicate in the creation of utopias
Keywords:Colonialism, Decolonisation, Utopia, Dystopia, Fascist, Waqf, Modernity
This paper considers impoverishment and its link to the notion of utopia. It proposes that a utopia can only exist in relation to a dystopia, and it considers how ‘poverty’ is the dystopic outcome in a capitalist quest for the utopia. It then proposes the waqf as a means of addressing impoverishment.