Mutawalli institutions for the management of waqf properties

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This paper argues that waqf does not play its historical role to support and finance religious, charitable and educational institutions in the Muslim world. It argues that the traditional way of appointing an individual as a mutawalli to manage waqf properties and the modern way of leaving the management of waqf properties in the hands of state institutions need to be revised. In particular, it examines the modern practice of appointing a government institution as a trustee (mutawalli/nazir) for the management of waqf properties. The paper contends that the practice has not contributed to the efficient management and productivity of the waqf properties. The paper subsequently concludes that educational and welfare institutions should be allowed to act as a trustee and manage the waqf properties for the benefit of the beneficiaries. This would enable these institutions to actively promote the creation of new waqf for educational and welfare purposes, provide professional support for the management of individual waqf properties and contribute to the socio-economic development of the society.
Mutawallis , Waqf properties , Waqf
Saleem, Muhammad Yusuf. (2010). Mutawalli institutions for the management of waqf propertiesa. Malayan Law Journal, 4, pp. cxiv-cxxiii.
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