This article aims to highlight the nature of the relation established over centuries between state and waqf (Islamic endowment). After setting the context of the historical framework that shaped this relation, the article goes on to explore the effects on modern state strategy, originating at the end of the nineteenth century, of administering the awqaf sector, and its consequences for the socioeconomic role of waqf.
The state and awqāf (charitable endowments) in the twenty-first century: from tutelage to partnership
This article was originally published in Arabic in Al-Mustaqbal al-ʿArabī, under title: Al-Dawlah wal Waqf fi al-Qarn al-Ḥādī wal ʿIshrīn: min al-Wiṣāyah I lā al-Sharākah. Vol. 31. no. 361, March 2009, pp. 95–107.
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Tarak Abdallah; The state and awqāf (charitable endowments) in the twenty-first century: from tutelage to partnership. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 October 2010; 3 (4): 503–514. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.520530
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