Indeed, Islamic economic history indicates that waqf, not zakat, was the most important institution for redistribution of wealth
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27 – 29 October 2017/ 1439 / Durban, South Africa
Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Convention Centre
Address: 329 Umhlanga Rocks Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, 4000
The Divine and Prophetic institution of Waqf has been part of and ingrained in Islamic History, Shariah, Civilisation, and Culture.
The Muslim world is replete with iconic humanitarian service infrastructure ranging from Masajid, Schools, Universities, Libraries, Hospitals, Clinics, Homes for the Elderly, Orphans, and Destitute; Roads, Bridges, Cemeteries, Agricultural Farms, Nature Reserves, pavements, state and community security, water canals, … and the list goes on… whatever the community needed, the Waqf system provided. But what about the sustainability of these institutions and infrastructure?
How were the upkeep of these institutions funded? From where were staff paid ? Who paid for the scholars that searched relentlessly for answers and solutions to vexing questions in religion, science, technology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, geography, history, etc? The answer is simple: It was the waqf system – peoples generosity and a deep understanding of this unique system of Islamic solidarity. The waqf system ensured that that there were commercial waqfs that funded and subsidized the infrastructure and institutions. A completely voluntary system of Capital Giving in the way of Allah.
Awqaf SA together with its partners, the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) (member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) are committed to strengthening the knowledge base of the communities regarding this most important pillar Islamic Finance – both economic and social.
- To provide a platform for discussion and deliberation of key waqf concepts
- To provide a deeper understanding of waqf and its implications for social cohesion, community development, poverty elimination, and empowerment
- To increase the proliferation of the waqf system in local and international communities
- To initiate and enskill staff, managers, executives, educators, and the general public into the world of waqf
- To support the establishment of local and country structures
- To provide forum for networking locally and internationally
Who Should Attend
The concept of waqf needs a wide range of people to help the cause of this powerful institution to grow exponentially all over and everywhere… in villages, towns, cities. in homes, businesses, schools, madressahs, universities, darul ulooms, community, youth, students, men, women , and children. The range of people required to attend is just as vast:
Educators; Ulama; Accountants, Financial, Health, Legal, Engineering, and Architectural professionals; Community and Social Activists; Leaders, Movers & Shakers of Organisations and Institutions; Mutawallees & Masjid/Madressah School/ Boards/Committee members; Businessmen/women; Bankers, Financial Advisers, Lawyers, Property Managers, Insurers, Corporate Sectors, Academics, Scholars, Government Policy Makers, Research Institutes, Government agencies, Administrative and Diplomatic Officers and Government Professionals.
Themes: Seminar, Workshop and Masterclass themes
- Waqf : Legal & Shariah aspects
- Waqf: Concept,
- History of Waqf
- Case Studies: Waqfs in SA and other countries
- Setting up a Waqf Structure
- Indepth look at the Waqfiyyah
- Taxation of Waqfs: Public and Family
- Waqf: Social Investment, Cohesion & Community Development
- Establishment of Waqf Funds vs Waqf Institution
- Waqf Models in SA: Tax consequences /
- Waqf Registration and Taxation
- Strategies for Fund mobilization / Waqf making / Advancing Waqf Proliferation
- Investment of Waqf Funds: Criteria and Models
- Constructive utilization of revenues in Developing Communities
- Waqf Accounting vs Conventional Accounting
- Other Aspects: Archiving and Record Keeping
- Strategic Directions of Waqf Development: Empowerment, Enrichment, Transformation / Share & Care
- Advancing Waqf Education/ Waqf Academy/ Schools / Madressahs
- Waqf & Zakah: Different ? Collaboration
- Country Experiences: South Africa/ Nigeria / Turkey/ Dubai
- Waqf & Takaful
- Waqf & Conventional Trusts
- Waqf & Wills
- Waqf & Community Foundations
The Programme will be a combination of interactive seminars, workshops, panel discussions, masterclass and parallel sessions. The detailed programme is under construction and will be advised accordingly on this page. Prior reading material will be provided.
Speakers and Facilitators
Local and International speakers and facilitators will present and facilitate the various themes and topics.
Registration includes notes, stationery, lunches and teas for three days and gala dinner. (Excludes accommodation).
Local Delegates: R1250,00
Foreign Delegates: USD125
PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO SECURE REGISTRATION. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS COMPULSORY. LIMITED SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.
(Direct Deposit / EFT: AWQAF SA, NEDBANK A/C NO: 1469-053934 Branch: Business Northrand (Code 146905); Foreign country payments: SWIFT CODE: NEDSZAJJ. Ref: your cell no/ your name/WTKZN)
Coastlands Convention Centre, Umhlanga. Durban. KwaZulu Natal. South
Delegates are requested to make own arrangements regarding accommodation. We will advise on possible accommodation options. We are negotiating rates and venues.
Speakers and invited delegates will be accommodated at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban. Kwa Zulu Natal.
Tel: +27(0)79 507 1196 (Hasanain) +27(0)71 671 2606 (Sedick) +27(0)83 417 2773 (Ahmed)
Email: [email protected]
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