SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Comparing Waqf and Western Landed Trusts

SHARIAsource Policy Fellow Ebrahim Afsah presented his current research to a group of twenty students and scholars during his April 10th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk entitled “Comparing Waqf and Western Landed Trusts.” His discussion compared the development of Western institutions, in particular universities and research centers, to the development of analogous institutions in Islamic countries. Afsah’s presentation focused on the role of Western landed trusts in establishing corporations’ and universities’ legal sovereignty, and how the waqf differs from charters in both purpose and results. This event was livetweeted.