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Issues on waqf land registration process in Malaysia and improvement proposals

Ghazali, Noor Azimah and Sipan, I. and Raji, Fauziah and Mohammad, Mohammad Tahir Sabit (2019) Issues on waqf land registration process in Malaysia and improvement proposals. International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies, 6 (3). pp. 57-71. E-ISSN 2289-8204

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Religious aspect of charity is connected closely with Islamic endowment (waqf plural awqaf) and becomes a key Islamic institution within the Muslim world for more than a millennium. Globally including Malaysia, waqf widely relates to land and buildings. Under Islamic Law the land or any property declared by individuals to become waqf is considered binding and valid as soon as the donor implies or expresses the intention clearly. There are 5 valid elements (rukn) of waqf declaration under Islamic Law. However, under Malaysian Land Law, waqf properties need to be registered at Land Office after a waqf declaration at State Islamic Religious Council (SIRC). The rational is to ensure land indefeasible ownership under National Land Code (NLC) 1965. However, there are few issues in the procedure existed. Therefore, this paper highlights nine issues from organisation and the donors involved in registration process of waqf land and suggesting nine improvement proposals by State Islamic Religious Council Johor. The approach adopted is ‘Content Analyses and ‘System Approach’.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8500/77501
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waqf, land, registration, process.
Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia > KPGG500 Johor
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 Mohammad Tahir Sabit Haji Mohammad
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 21:31
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 21:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77501

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