Why Global Waqf Gateway?

WAQF is defined as ‘an endowment made by a Muslim to a religious, educational, social or charitable cause.’ It is a permanent and institutionalised act of donation upheld by its mission to increase and maximize the volume and value of Waqf assets globally. Waqf as a major socio-economic institution in the civilization history of the Muslim world, has indeed demonstrated its impact and efficacy as the social, spiritual and economic platform to meet the higher objectives and intents of Islamic law that has defined the well- being of the people.


Given the rise of new super structures of addressing innovation and creativity into the governance of organizations or institutions, a Global Waqf Development Gateway is proposed to extend the frontiers of new Waqf developments and initiatives. These are assisted by new thoughts and ideas, embarking in the pursuit of transformation and management of a sustainable socio-economic path for Muslim nations and community across the globe.


The new frontiers of waqf in the contemporary space and time are the following:


  1. Waqf synergy

  2. Waqf synergy is defined as the integration of complementary intervention between Waqf solutions to address the challenges of the Muslim economic, social and scientific-technological challenges. It underlines the synergy of both, the Islamic banking and finance sector as well as the Islamic capital market in providing solutions and alternative financing modes in developing Waqf properties all around the world.


  3. Waqf interface

  4. Waqf interface is defined as the consolidation of current spiritual economic institutions and good injunction to achieve the higher objectives of faith and virtuous conduct in the daily life of a Muslim for both, this world and the Hereafter. An example is zakat interfacing with the institution of Waqf to address immediate, essential basic needs of the poor in new cities (proposal of the poor share of zakat provision in being utilized to serve perennial economic needs of accommodation in the city).


  5. Waqf Co-creation

  6. Waqf co-creation is the collaboration and cooperation between all relevant stakeholders at institutional sectoral, governance and global lower level to address the design, structure, process and outcome of Waqf initiatives across the world and target community to build a clouding platform. It can be realized via technological modes.


  7. Waqf innovation

  8. Waqf innovation is defined as the identification of new strategies, programs, processes and systems of enhancing Waqf as the new mainstream alternative at the global, regional, national and community level in changing the destiny of its constituent. It is driven by the sense of strategic visioning, continuous learning, intellect and business acumen of individuals and society at large to achieve macro value driven system. Good examples are the issuance of Sukuk Musyarakah to develop the Bencoolen waqf property in Singapore and the issuance of Sukuk Al-Intifa’a for the development of Zamzam Tower, Makkah.



Vision


It is envisaged that a Global Waqf Gateway would achieve a value driven economic pursuit to foster a New Economy alternative and enhance Muslim unity and partnership with fellow citizens and stakeholders.


The overall objective of developing a Global Waqf Development Gateway is to drive the transformation of the economic and social integration together with the global economy towards a new era of prosperity, happiness and governance of justice, fairness in wealth generation asset management and distribution in the society.


Call for Papers


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We invite submission of abstracts and full papers on the following sub-themes:

  • Waqf, endowment, trust and foundations
  • Waqf, philanthropy and the 3rd sector economy
  • Waqf management and development
  • Waqf and Islamic finance
  • Waqf bank
  • waqf and zakat
  • wakaf income disbursement.
  • Expansion of waqf
  • Waqf and the Islamic Capital market
  • Waqf and humanitarian relief
  • National waqf strategies
  • International waqf strategies
  • Waqf in Muslim minority countries
  • Cash waqf, waqf cash
  • Waqf and governance
  • Corporate waqf
  • Waqf to achieve the MDGs and SDGs
  • Waqf and politics and siyasah shar’iyyah
  • Waqf and the economy
  • Waqf and property development and investment
  • Waqf and health
  • Waqf and education
  • Waqf and society
  • Waqf and Islamic wealth management
  • waqf jurisprudence
  • Democratisation of waqf
  • Waqf and enforcement
  • Waqf and land development issues
  • Waqf and natural resources
  • Waqf and conservation
  • Waqf and contemporary applications such as fintech innovations
  • Waqf and the halal industry
  • Waqf dispute resolution
  • Waqf and climate change




ABSTRACT AND PAPER SUBMISSION

All abstracts and full papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by a committee consisting of scholars and experts in the sub-themes above. The abstract and paper will be reviewed based on originality, technical and/ or research content, depth, correctness, language presentation and relevance to the conference.


Prospective paper presenters are kindly invited to submit abstracts and full text papers in MS-Word format. All papers submitted to this conference will be considered for publication in a book to be published by the organisers entitled: “Global Waqf Gateway: Issues and Perspectives” targeted for launching in the 6th Global Waqf Conference to be held in 2018.


Bacis submission Guidelines

Language : English

Font : Arial 12

Spacing : 1.15

Page Numbers : Bottom left


Word Limit : Abstract (300 words), Full Paper (12-15 pages)

Keywords : Up to 5 only

Email your abstracts to : 5gwc2017secretariat@gmail.com


Important Dates

Abstract Deadline : 15th July 2017

Abstract Acceptance Notification : 30th July 2017

Full Paper Deadline : 30th September 2017

Acceptance Notification : 1st October 2017

Camera Ready Paper Deadline : 9th October 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The 5th Global Waqf Conference 2017 will have an impressive line of speakers and panellists from among waqf scholars
and practitioners from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.



YBHG. PROF DATUK SERI DR. MD. ZABID HJ. ABDUL RASHID President & Vice Chancellor

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

YBhg. SS Datu HAJI KIPLI B. HAJI YASSIN Mufti

Sarawak State Mufti Department

YBHG. DATU HAJI ABANG MOHD SHIBLI B. HAJI ABG MOHD NAILIE General Manager

Sarawak Baitulmal Fund



TUAN HAJI RUZMAN B. RAMLI Director

Waqf Department, Waqf, Zakat and Hajj Dept (JAWHAR)

Dr. Zainulbahar Noor Vice President

Badan Amil Zakat Nasional, Indonesia (BAZNAS)

PROF. DR. MUHAMMAD ZILAL HAMZAH Head

Badan Wakaf Indonesia (BWI), Research Division.



REGISTRATION FEES


  • INDONESIAN

  • Presenter

    Lecturer

    Rp. 1.500.000


    Student

    Rp. 1.500.000



    Participants

    General

    Rp. 1.000.000


    Students

    Rp 800.000

  • Other ASEAN countries

  • General

    USD 250


    Students

    USD 150


    International

    USD 500



    Early Bird Discount 20% Off Normal Fee:
    Deadline 15th Aug 2017


    Group Discount 10% Off Normal Fee:
    More than 3 persons


    WHAT YOU WILL GET AS PARTICIPANTS:

  • Conference Programme Book with Abstracts

  • On-Line Access to Full Conference Papers

  • Listen to Notable Expert Speakers
    on Waqf in the Region and Beyond

  • Participate in Hands on Training Programme
    on Waqf/ Islamic Banking on Day 3

  • Opportunity to Publish a Chapter in a
    Special Book on Waqf by a Reputable
    Publisher

  • Participate in Question and Answer Sessions

  • Opportunity to Network with Waqf Scholars
    and Practitioners from Around the World

CONTACT US

For further enquiries, contact:
ICWR: Ms. Fatimah ( fatimahannuar@gmail.com) +603 6196 6343
UNIRAZAK: Ms. Arina Sativa (arina@unirazak.edu.my) +603-2730 7063
STIE Riau: J. Ardan Mardan (ardanmardan@gmail.com) +6281268383157