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Case studies of waqf governance in selected Muslim-minority countries

Syed Abdul Kader, Sharifah Zubaidah (2016) Case studies of waqf governance in selected Muslim-minority countries. In: The 4th Global Waqf Conference (GWC) 2016, 19th-21st Sept. 2016, Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Waqf (plural, awqaf) is an Islamic endowment created by a waqif (waqf founder/donor) who dedicates his property in perpetuity for the benefit of specific beneficiaries (waqf khas) or the public (waqf ‘am) for the purpose of reaping rewards accruing even after his death.1 For the majority of Muslims, the purpose of creation of waqf is to get closer to God and for the enhancement of charitable deeds. Once endowed, the waqf property (‘corpus’) is inalienable and cannot be sold or inherited, only the usufruct can be used for the benefit of the beneficiaries or invested for further generation of income including, to maintain and improve the corpus of waqf property itself.2 It is therefore a self-sustaining and dynamic concept that when applied effectively would be able to contribute to economic growth, development, social justice and prosperity of the whole society. The practice of waqf was enjoined by Prophet Muhammad amongst his companions and has been widely practised by Muslims throughout Muslim civilisation. Waqf property can be found all over Muslim countries as well as wherever Muslim communities are located in Muslim minority countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 1742/52685
Uncontrolled Keywords: waqf governance, Muslim-minority countries
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP639 Muʻāmalāt
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Zubaidah Syed Abdul Kader
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 11:34
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 11:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52685

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