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Issues and challenges in management of waqf in Ningxia Province of China

Binghai, Ma and Kassim, Salina (2017) Issues and challenges in management of waqf in Ningxia Province of China. Journal of Islamic Finance, 6 (2). pp. 24-37. ISSN 2289-2117 E-ISSN 2289-2109

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Abstract

Waqf institutions in China are facing several issues and challenges such as waste of charitable resources, difficulties in retaining waqf assets, and low levels of professionalism of those involved in waqf. The internal management mechanisms of these institutions continue to be designed and controlled to support personal ambitions and control as opposed to the more religious considerations advocated by Islam and that align with the purpose of waqf. Despite this formidable challenge that permeates waqf in China, there has been a lack of research on these issues. This paper aims to fill this lacuna in the literature by investigating and assessing the management mechanism and national governance of both general and Islamic aspects of waqf in China. The paper adopts a qualitative method using semi-structured interviews with several senior waqf managers. The findings highlight several issues and challenges facing waqf in China, including the lack of a defined aim, low level of capability and professionalism, narrow-mindedness, and poor levels of coordination. Other issues include brain drain, unstable performance, low qualification, and managerial neglect of waqf managers. Lastly, the findings elaborate the balance point between China’s national governance and Islamic governance.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4600/65445
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waqf Management Mechanism, National Governance, Islamic Governance, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Dr Salina Kassim
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 08:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65445

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