TAN SRI DR MOHD DAUD BAKAR CALLS FOR THE DEMOCRATISATION OF WAQF SO THAT WAQF COULD BE A SOLUTION FOR THE SOCIETY
Date : 08 December 2021
Reported by : AREEJ BINTI TORLA
Category : News
Gombak, 1-2 December 2021. The Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws IIUM and Harun M Hashim Law Centre IIUM have co-hosted the 9th Global Waqf Conference 2021 (Webinar) with Finterra, Unirazak, Al Madinah International University and the Waqf Centre for Indonesia Development and Studies (WaCIDS) and Islamic University of Bahawalpur Pakistan as strategic partners. The theme was Embracing the Present and Envisaging the Future.
The Tuan Yang Terutama Negeri Pulau Pinang, Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak officiates the two day conference and it records 1077 participants with eminent speakers, waqf practitioners, academics and researchers from Malaysia and abroad. The objectives of the 9th GWC 2021 are to disseminate the latest research findings on waqf and other Islamic social finances and analyse ideas on the development and management locally and globally. Indeed, it managed to establish intellectual and physical linkages between various parties. There are 5 keynote speakers, 11 waqf practitioners and 40 academic research papers that were presented and discussed by the participants.
The 9th GWC is convened by Datuk Dr Mohd Ghazali Md Nor and the Director for the 9th GWC is Assoc Prof To’ Puan Dr Nor Asiah Mohamad.
In his Welcoming Remarks, the Dean of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM welcomes the two new GWC strategic partners namely Waqf Centre for Indonesian Development Studies (WaCIDS) and Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan (IUB). In conjunction with the 9th GWC, the Kulliyyah published a new book of Global Waqf Series, edited by Dr Nor Asiah Mohamad, Dr Md Zahidul Islam, Dr Zati Ilham A Manaf and Dr M. Amrullah Drs Nasrullah from AIKOL.
In the Opening Remarks, the Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Ahmad Fuzi calls the participants to actively participate in the noble act of Waqf as reminded by Allah SWT as sadaqah jariah and practiced by the Prophet SAW and his companions. It is not only a religious act but an Islamic social finance which supports the socio-economy of the ummah.
The President of IIUM, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Daud Bakar is the first Keynote Speaker. He speaks on the New Paradigm of New Jurisprudence of Waqf. Tan Sri Dr Daud challenges the participants to think beyond the traditional jurisprudence of Waqf and promoting the ijtihadi concept of waqf by looking into other schools of thought in developing hukm on waqf. Mindset of waqf care takers, waqf practitioners and stakeholders must change. Focus should be more on Waqf creation and Waqf Generation (production) instead of waqf distribution. Democratisation of waqf should take place with the government and the corporate sectors to be the main Waqf players supported with clear State or national policies in repositioning Waqf as a solution for problems of the ummah. The President of IIUM also challenges the participants to innovatively think and apply a more flexible and practical but Shariah compliant principles in Waqf adjudication. Other keynote speakers are Dr Hisham Dafterdar from Awkaf Australia, Dr Imam Teguh Saptono from Badan Wakaf Indonesia, HE Mr Lawal Maidoki from Sokoto State Zakat and Wakaf and Eng Prof Dr Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.