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Light Up Light Womens Foundation Waqf Workshop

Awqaf SA and the Light upon Light Women’s Foundation conducted a Waqf Workshop at the Islamia Auditorium on the 9 August 2017. The aim of the workshop was to share practical information on implementing Waqf.

The event coincided with Women’s Day and the theme of the event touched on Women in the history of Islam that established Waqfs.

Fatima Al Fihri Waqf

Fatima Al-Fihri was the founder of – Al-Qarawiyyin – the oldest known University in the World where scholars were granted degrees after completing their studies. A patron of education and culture, her legacy continues to enrich unfolding generations and enlighten minds.

Fatima Al Fihri Waqf Video

Awqaf SA and the Light upon light Women’s Foundation conducted a Waqf Workshop at the Islamia Auditorium on the 9 August 2017. The aim of the workshop was to share practical information on implementing Waqf.

The event coincided with Women’s Day and the theme of the event touched on Women in the history of Islam that established Waqfs.

 

Fatima Tayob an Awqaf SA Ambassador focussed on “Roles of Woman in Waqf”.

Fatima shared a famous hadith narrated by Prophet (S.A.W),

“When some one dies, they leave behind three things:
– Recurring charity, which is Waqf;
– Beneficial knowledge which has been passed on; and
– Pious offspring.”

 

Princess Zubaida Waqf

Zubaidah bint Ja`far ibn Mansur was the best known of the Abbasid princesses. She was also the wife of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. She is particularly remembered for the series of wells, reservoirs and artificial pools that provided water for Muslim pilgrims along the route from Baghdad to Mecca and Medina, which was renamed the ‘Darb Zubaidah’ in her honour.

Zeinoul Cajee

 

This is an overview of Zeinoul Cajee’s Waqf Workshop presentation

The Waqf system can cater for the needs of the community.
As part of the Islamic economy we see Zakaat, trade and economy.
We need to look after social justice, so that there is a distribution of wealth.

  • In the Quraan in Surah Al Imraan
    This verse inspired some sort of revolution in Waqf making in Madina.
    Many of the Sahabah started giving their properties as Waqf for the general benefit of their communities.

     

     

     

    The following are means of charity:

    – Zakaah;
    – Sadaaqah;
    – Lillah;
    – Waqf; and
    – Infaak.
    Zakaat is a compulsory form of charity.
    Sadaqah is a voluntary form of charity.
    Gard Hasan Loan: is an interest free loan to assist some Muslims;
    Taka ful: Solidarity

    What is Waqf?

    Definition: Waqf means to stop, contain and preserve
    Waqf is making your pledge for the pleasure of Allah.

    Waqf from a seed has potential to grow into a forest of trees.
    The fruit from the seed has potential to benefit the community.

    Princess Fatima from Cairo donated a large track of land.
    At the height of the decline of the Ottoman Empire, she saw a need for studies in Military Science.

    Waqf Characteristics
    The Capital remains in tact
    Sadaaqah Jaariah (perpetual charity)
    Once donated, the owner no longer owns it
    Sustainable development
    Community sovereign fund
    Mechanism for capital formation

    Workflow
    Capital or asset donated from donor
    Written document
    Beneficiary of the Waqf
    Trustees appointed

    Interesting facts
    The first (Mutawaliyah) Trustee of Waqf in Islam was Hafsa bin Umar Bin Gatab.
    Safia was one of the Prophet (S.A.W) wives, who one of the first to pledge a Waqf for family members.

    Types of Waqfs
    Public: Masjids & Schools
    Money: for general purpose
    Family Waqf: dedicated for family members who may have needs or part of the wider social network.

    Who can make a Waqf?
    – Individuals;
    – Communities;
    – Organisations;
    – Businesses;
    – Corporates;and
    – Foundations.

    Awqaf SA specializes in investment assets which is income producing. From the income we are able to support Masjid’s and community needs as well as Social Infrastructure needs i.e clinics, hospitals and old-age homes and shelters.

    Waqf can serve the growing needs of society.
    It is very flexible and caters for a variety of needs.

    How to make a Waqf?

    Making a Waqf is easy. Just follow the steps below:
    1. Make a niyyah that you wish to make a Waqf.
    2. Decide whether you want the Waqf for your personal benefit or esaale thawaab of a near and dear or deceased person.
    3. Decide whether you want the Waqf to be discretionary or designated.
    4. If designated, you need to decide what the designation of your Waqf shall be. Eg education, dawah, trees etc.
    5. If it is designated for family, nominate the beneficiaries
    6. Decide on the format of the Waqf: cash, goods, property.
    8. Choose an option from the “ways to make a waqf” presented by Awqaf SA.
    9. Should you wish to draw up a Waqfiyyah, consult with Awqaf SA.
    10. Send the relevant form or contact Awqaf SA.


    Waqf Workshop Photo highlights