Thank you, Nada Moumtaz, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout April. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: Calling All Waqf Haters Late … Continue reading Thank you, Nada Moumtaz!
By Nada Moumtaz A few weeks ago, I was at a conference about Muslim philanthropy in Canada, which, gathered academics with practitioners working in the nonprofit/charitable sector, along with some … Continue reading Waqfs as Moral Persons and Other Stories of Waqf Today
By Nada Moumtaz In the numerous small foundations that form the bulk of waqfs in Beirut in the nineteenth century, waqf, I suggested in my previous post, was the material … Continue reading Waqf and the Modern State, Capitalism, and the Private Property Regime
By Nada Moumtaz In my book, God’s Property: Islam, Charity, and the Modern State, I seek to explain the contours of the contemporary waqf revival in Beirut against a longue … Continue reading Late Ottoman Beiruti Waqfs: Closeness to God (Qurba) and Charity for the Family
By Nada Moumtaz Waqf (Islamic endowment), and its study, cannot leave a scholar of Islam unmoved, it would seem. For those not working on waqf, its complex legal technicalities instigate … Continue reading Calling All Waqf Haters