HashimKamali

The paper I have prepared is entitled: ‘Shariah Regulations in Contemporary Reforms of Waqf’ and I have focused mainly on expounding the rules of Shariah, which are fairly well-developed on the subject of waqf, but most of them are based on ijtihad. There is in fact little in the Quran; in fact there is no reference to waqf specifically in the Quran. As such, these are ijtihadi rules that would suggest that the subject is open to further development in line with the experiences in the needs of the Muslim community at any given time.  In the hadith there is a specific reference to waqf. Although there is no specific reference on waqf in the Quran, there are many references encouraging charity, helping the poor, orphans and the needy. These verses are very well- known, “Lan tanalul-birra hatta tunfiqu mimma tuhibbun,” (You shall not achieve excellence unless you give of the assets that you love for yourself to others). ............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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