8th Waqf Jurisprudence Issues Forum
The 8th Waqf Jurisprudence Issues Forum was held at the Centre on 27-29 April 2017. Participants were addressed in the opening session by the General Secretary of the Awqaf Public Foundation HE Mohamed Abdullah al-Jalahmeh, the President of the Forum's Scientific Committee Dr Khaled Al Mathkour, the representative of IRTI Dr Abdullahi Mohamed, and by the Centre's Director Dr Farhan Nizami. The keynote speech was given by The Right Revd Lord Carey of Clifton. The three-day conference for over 30 participants comprised lectures, roundtable discussions, panel presentations and a formal lunch.
Two themes considered in the Forum were Cash Trusts in the Public Sector (defined as publicly owned funds or assets used for public benefit) and Funding Endowments through Initial Public Offerings (Charitable Companies), defined as legally established companies set up for charitable purposes in accordance with the Shariٗ a. The Forum was accompanied by a book exhibition on the theme of Waqf.