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Waqf (endowment): a veritable tool for sustaining Masjid Institution in Gombe, Nigeria


Abdulganiy, Rasheed (2019) Waqf (endowment): a veritable tool for sustaining Masjid Institution in Gombe, Nigeria. In: International Conference on Zakat, Tax, Waqf And Economic Development (ZAWED), 1st – 2nd December 2019, Adya Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Waqf (endowment) has been a veritable economic tool in running and sustaining Muslim institutions throughout the Islamic history. Nigeria, a predominantly Muslim country, is blessed with rich philanthropists who spend a lot of their wealth in building Masājid, Madāris, Islamiyyah Schools and other Islamic Institutions. In most cases, these philanthropists finance the maintenance and activities of such institutions from their personal earnings. Unfortunately, most of these institutions face serious financial crisis whenever the proprietors/sponsors are unable to release funds for the project, either due to financial constraint or death. Consequently, the institutions are hindered from performing their expected roles in Muslim society. Therefore, this paper examines the Islamic provision of Waqf and how it can be used to sustain Muslim Institutions, especially the Masjid, in Gombe, Nigeria. A qualitative approach is adopted for the analysis. Findings reveal that the application of the proceeds of Waqf will go a long way in enhancing proper management of Masjid Institutions in Gombe, Nigeria. The paper concludes that with Waqf, management and development of Muslim institutions can overcome the challenge of running cost. Therefore, it recommends, among others, that Muslim philanthropists in Gombe should emulate their counterparts in other Muslim countries where Waqf provisions are utilized to maximize the fruits of Sadaqah Jariyah.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-2276-10-4 Organized by: Islamic Business School, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gombe, Masjid, Muslim Institutions, Nigeria, Waqf
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Islamic Business School
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 02:19
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 02:19
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26675

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