International Conference onIslamic Microfinance in Mauritius<br />Organized By :<br />CENTER OF ISLAMIC BANKING & ECNOMICS...
AWQAF SAWaqf –  Revival of a Lost Legacy <br />Zeinoul Abedien Cajee<br />info@awqafsa.org.za<br />www.awqafsa.org.za<br /...
Introduction  <br />Change & Transformation<br />Visionary<br />New Institutions<br />Concern about the present and future...
Literal Meaning:  Stop, contain, preserve, <br />
Shari’ah Meaning:<br />Stopping personal ownership of asset (Movable/immovable/cash) <br />Transferring ownership of asset...
Basic concepts <br />Comprehensive<br />Nature of the Islamic Economy<br />Maqasid of the Shariah<br />Empowerment<br />In...
Maqasid of Shariah<br />(Higher Objectives or  Goals)  <br />
Waqf: In the Scheme of Islamic Charities<br />
Types of Waqf <br />
Waqf – its origins<br />Quba<br />Qur’an<br />Hadith<br />Sahaba<br />
Waqf –  Brief  history & What happened? <br />Osmanli Empire, Turkey<br />North Africa, Al Andalusia <br />India, Malaysia...
Amazing Waqfs<br />Universities – Fez <br />Hospitals - Bimaristan<br />Fortresses, Army<br />Redemption: Household crocke...
Amazing Waqfs Today<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
WAQF : Importance and benefits  <br />Aspiring for rewards for the Hereafter<br />Gratitude to Allah<br />Spiritual Purifi...
Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Sustainable Income Stream <br />Community Development<br...
Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Social Responsibility/ Encourage<br />Security <br />Lon...
Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Integration with Maqasid of Shariah <br />Visionary<br /...
Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />No fixed percentage<br />Economic Benefits<br />Future P...
Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Sustainable Development<br />Legacy for the future<br />...
AWQAF SA : Chronology<br />1984 – IDB Jeddah Waqf Training<br />2000 –  Sanzaf Awqaf Zakah Seminars  Dbn<br />2000 –  Mura...
AWQAF SA: VISION<br /><ul><li>To become the leading civil society waqf institution that is focused on the empowerment of M...
To empower communities</li></li></ul><li>AWQAF SA: MISSION<br />To popularise and develop the Waqf System <br />To  create...
AWQAF SA: Governance <br />Awqaf SA is governed by a Council of Mutawallees and a Board of Management and Sub Committees. ...
AWQAF SA: Structure <br />
AWQAF SA: People <br /><ul><li>Mutawallees/Trustees
Advisors
Management/Committees
Donors/ Waqifoon/ etc
Service Providers
Projects / Task Teams
Committed Volunteers  - Worker Bees - Network
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  1. 1. International Conference onIslamic Microfinance in Mauritius<br />Organized By :<br />CENTER OF ISLAMIC BANKING & ECNOMICS<br />
  2. 2. AWQAF SAWaqf – Revival of a Lost Legacy <br />Zeinoul Abedien Cajee<br />info@awqafsa.org.za<br />www.awqafsa.org.za<br />Mauritius 2011<br />
  3. 3. Introduction <br />Change & Transformation<br />Visionary<br />New Institutions<br />Concern about the present and future<br />
  4. 4. Literal Meaning: Stop, contain, preserve, <br />
  5. 5. Shari’ah Meaning:<br />Stopping personal ownership of asset (Movable/immovable/cash) <br />Transferring ownership of asset to Allah <br />Permanent, Irrevocable<br />Dedicating the usufruct to family / charity<br />For the Pleasure of Allah<br />
  6. 6. Basic concepts <br />Comprehensive<br />Nature of the Islamic Economy<br />Maqasid of the Shariah<br />Empowerment<br />Infaaq<br />Bir<br />
  7. 7. Maqasid of Shariah<br />(Higher Objectives or Goals) <br />
  8. 8. Waqf: In the Scheme of Islamic Charities<br />
  9. 9. Types of Waqf <br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Waqf – its origins<br />Quba<br />Qur’an<br />Hadith<br />Sahaba<br />
  13. 13. Waqf – Brief history & What happened? <br />Osmanli Empire, Turkey<br />North Africa, Al Andalusia <br />India, Malaysia, Singapore<br />Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, & Gulf states<br />Africa: Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa<br />Mauritius<br />
  14. 14. Amazing Waqfs<br />Universities – Fez <br />Hospitals - Bimaristan<br />Fortresses, Army<br />Redemption: Household crockery depot<br />Cats, Old horses<br />Scholarship & Research<br />Environment<br />Water<br />
  15. 15. Amazing Waqfs Today<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
  16. 16. WAQF : Importance and benefits <br />Aspiring for rewards for the Hereafter<br />Gratitude to Allah<br />Spiritual Purification of the soul<br />Pleasure of Allah<br />Thawaab Jariyyah <br />Social Benefits<br />Financial Sustainability<br />
  17. 17. Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Sustainable Income Stream <br />Community Development<br />Civil Society/ Community Empowerment<br />Muslim / Non Muslim<br />Donor passion<br />Sadaqah Jariyyah<br />Economy<br />Infrastructure development<br />
  18. 18. Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Social Responsibility/ Encourage<br />Security <br />Long Term<br />Unique<br />Capital Base <br />Civil Society vs State<br />Flexible usage<br />
  19. 19. Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Integration with Maqasid of Shariah <br />Visionary<br />Globalization, Privatisation vs Communitisation<br />Womens participation<br />Bequests/Wasiyyah <br />Voluntary / Mustahab<br />Sunnah<br />
  20. 20. Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />No fixed percentage<br />Economic Benefits<br />Future Planning/ Predictability<br />Islamic Civilization<br />Investments<br />Strategic interests<br />SA / Local Context<br />
  21. 21. Waqf: Revitalisation imperatives : Its importance & benefits<br />Sustainable Development<br />Legacy for the future<br />Islamic Gift Economy<br />Returning Wealth to Allah<br />Ibn Qudama<br />
  22. 22. AWQAF SA : Chronology<br />1984 – IDB Jeddah Waqf Training<br />2000 – Sanzaf Awqaf Zakah Seminars Dbn<br />2000 – Murabitun Awqaf Zakah & Dinar Pta<br />Awqaf SA: 27 Ramadaan 1421/ 27 December 2000 <br />2001-2011 Track record: 10 years <br />
  23. 23. AWQAF SA: VISION<br /><ul><li>To become the leading civil society waqf institution that is focused on the empowerment of Muslim, poor, and disadvantaged communities
  24. 24. To empower communities</li></li></ul><li>AWQAF SA: MISSION<br />To popularise and develop the Waqf System <br />To create, mobilise, invest, manage, and administer Waqf funds.<br />To initiate and fund worthwhile sustainable community development and poverty eradication projects and programmes to benefit the poor, needy and designated beneficiaries <br />To mobilise & meaningfully engage human resources for voluntary community service<br />To encourage every Muslim/ah to become a waqif/ah. <br />
  25. 25. AWQAF SA: Governance <br />Awqaf SA is governed by a Council of Mutawallees and a Board of Management and Sub Committees. A Panel of Advisors and Consultants advise the organization on key issues. All individuals serve on a voluntary basis. The organization is also governed by a constitution and various legislation.<br />
  26. 26. AWQAF SA: Structure <br />
  27. 27. AWQAF SA: People <br /><ul><li>Mutawallees/Trustees
  28. 28. Advisors
  29. 29. Management/Committees
  30. 30. Donors/ Waqifoon/ etc
  31. 31. Service Providers
  32. 32. Projects / Task Teams
  33. 33. Committed Volunteers - Worker Bees - Network
  34. 34. Stakeholders </li></li></ul><li>AWQAF SA: Key Operational Policies <br /><ul><li>Cooperation, Partnerships & Working Unity
  35. 35. Promotion of Self Reliance
  36. 36. Effective Corporate Governance
  37. 37. Holistic sustainable view of Community Development
  38. 38. Being Proactive and Relevant
  39. 39. Learning Organization
  40. 40. Multi-generational</li></li></ul><li>AWQAF SA: WAY FORWARD:<br /><ul><li>A Waqf Committee in Every province, Every city, Every town, Every village
  41. 41. A Waqf building in every street
  42. 42. Every Muslim a waqif/ah
  43. 43. Charitable & Family Waqfs
  44. 44. Public, Community and Private waqfs</li></ul>v i s i o n<br />vision<br />
  45. 45. AWQAF SA: CONCLUSION<br /><ul><li>A very important pillar of Islamic Civilisation and Islamic Community Development
  46. 46. Contribution to broader community/ humanity
  47. 47. Revival is imperative. Training/ Seminars/ Awareness/
  48. 48. Critical success factors & implementation
  49. 49. Are you ready for the revival of a lost sunnah?</li></ul>v i s i o n<br />vision<br />
  50. 50. AWQAF SA: <br />It is invariably true that it is always a small group of committed people that bring about big changes…<br />v i s i o n<br />“ Let there arise out of you a band of people…”<br />vision<br />
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  52. 52. Thank You<br />CENTER OF ISLAMIC BANKING & ECNOMICS<br />Head Office: 192- Ahmad Block, New Garden Town , Lahore, Pakistan Ph: +92-42-35913096-8, 35858990, 38407850 Fax: +92 -42-35913056E-mail : info@alhudacibe.com<br />Web: www.alhudacibe.com<br />

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