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The Role of the WAQF Institution in Achieving Economic Security (Arabic)

27 Pages Posted: 2 May 2010  

Hussein Elasrag


Date Written: May 2, 2010


Economic security is composed of basic social security, defined by access to basic needs infrastructure pertaining to health, education, dwelling, information, and social protection, as well as work-related security.

Waqf (endowment) is one of the most important institutions in the Islamic religion. Waqf has many dimensions, religious, social, economic, cultural and humanitarian. This institution embodies the tolerance, generosity, solidarity and interdependence among people. Furthermore, the activity of the Waqf covered all aspects of social life also provides the basic needs of the poor, such as clothing, food, shelter and provide a number of public goods and services such as education and health. Therefore this reflected directly in achieving economic security. This research aims to study the role of the institution of waqf in achieving economic security.

Notes: downloadable document is in Arabic

Keywords: Economic Security, Waqf (Endowment) , Islamic Religion

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Elasrag, Hussein, The Role of the WAQF Institution in Achieving Economic Security (Arabic) (May 2, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

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