The Legal Framework of Waqf in Malaysia

12 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2015

Date Written: January 9, 2015


This paper gives a general overview of the legal framework relating to waqf in Malaysia focusing particularly on waqf lands. The author looks at the constitutional position of waqf, examines waqf lands and the National Land Code 1965, explains state level waqf laws and the federal agency in charge of waqf in Malaysia.

Keywords: Islamic law of property, waqf

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Abdul Kader, Sharifah Zubaidah, The Legal Framework of Waqf in Malaysia (January 9, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

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