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Waqfs

  • By: Habib Ahmed
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Waqf is sometimes described as the Islamic system of philanthropy, but the concept is more complicated than that. It has sometimes crossed national boundaries and has an ambivalent relationship to the state.

Waqfs can be classified in different ways. They can be ...

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