Family waqf: its origin, law, development, abolition and future
Historically speaking, the institution of waqf, a redistribution institution and a non-profit institution, played a remarkable role in developing the Islamic societies as well as in assisting the Islamic State in providing all the essential services as it; supported the health and the educational sectors, supplied the basic infrastructures, provided jobs, enhanced the commercial business activities, provided food for the hunger, sheltered the poor and the needy, besides supporting the agricultural and industrial sectors, without any cost to government. However, this role had been deteriorated since the end of the 19th century up to the present time as the governments in the different Muslim countries gave the right to themselves to centralize its administration and to confiscate and abolish family waqf. By doing so, the government hopped that they will solve all the problems which had occurred to the waqf properties during that time. However, they fail to realize that they are destroying its remarkable role, which it had played throughout the past centuries.
Waqf , Islamic societies , Muslim countries
Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda. (2009). Family waqf its origin, law, development, abolition and future. Al-Risala, 9 (9), pp. 57-68.