Odd and Unusual Types of Waqf

Odd and Unusual Types of Waqf

The Waqf was integral to the Third Sector of pre-modern Muslim societies, acting as a conduit between those with the resources to provide those without. In assuming such a role, their establishment was also a reflection of what was important to the communities in...
Waqf, Wills & Wasiyyah

Waqf, Wills & Wasiyyah

WAQF-MAKING i.e. giving a capital gift to Allah from one’s wealth, no matter how small or big, or whatever asset it might be, for some or other charitable cause, for one’s family or both, has been part of Islamic culture and civilisation over the centuries, from the...
Famous Beneficiaries of Waqfs

Famous Beneficiaries of Waqfs

The annals of history is enriched by extraordinary individuals: rulers, generals, judges, artisans, artists and intellectuals. Their contributions and legacy continues to influence and inspire us today. Yet greatness is not forged by individual efforts alone. When we...
Famous Historical Awqaf

Famous Historical Awqaf

One of the defining features of the Islamic economy through the ages has been the utilisation of Awqaf. A number of Awqaf rose to prominence and remained in the collective memory of the Ummah, this article briefly sheds light on some of the Muslim World’s acclaimed...
Advice on Preparing for Death

Advice on Preparing for Death

“Give out of what We have provided for you, before death comes to one of you and he says, ‘My Lord, if You would only grant me reprieve for a little while, I would give in charity and become one of the righteous.’ ” (Qur’an: 63: 10) As the cases of Covid-19 are...