Title: Dynamics of awqaf with particular reference to South African praxis

Authors: Yousuf Dadoo

Addresses: Department of Religious Studies and Arabic, University of South Africa, Pretoria 0003, South Africa

Abstract: This is a pioneering article on this topic. After covering preliminary issues pertaining to waqf and its briefly highlighting its praxis in different Muslim societies over time, it turns its gaze upon the South African situation. It outlines the categories of organisations, both in terms of their background and primary focus areas. In so doing, it details some of their strengths and weaknesses against the backdrop of some best practices found in Muslim societies, elsewhere. Finally, it offers some concrete suggestions for improvement.

Keywords: waqf khairi; economic and skills empowerment; waqf (awqaf); waqf ahli; perpetuity of waqf; inalienability of waqf.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMB.2017.088993

International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, 2017 Vol.2 No.4, pp.255 - 277

Received: 27 Jan 2017
Accepted: 09 Aug 2017

Published online: 03 Jan 2018 *

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