Zakah & Waqf: A Paradigm Shift Towards Synergisation by Zeinoul Abedien Cajee

Zakāh & Waqf: A Paradigm Shift Towards Synergisation delves into the issue of investing a portion of Zakāh funds into long term investments for the benefit of zakāh eligible beneficiaries. Both Zakāh and Waqf are important pillars of the Islamic Economy and current trends point towards closer collaboration between these two vital institutions that serve the Ummah. This book comprises of research articles and fatawa from a range of scholars and jurists, discussions, and hypothetical proposals for practical implementation. An earlier publication by the author Zakāh: The Pillar of Empowerment is also included. May this spur debate and further research. May it enrich the literature and clear the way for a paradigm shift towards synergisation of Zakāh & Waqf. And Allah ﷻ knows best.

ZEINOUL ABEDIEN CAJEE [BBusSc (UKZN); HonsBCompt (Unisa); CA(SA); BEd, MEd (Wits). Cert in Corporate Governance (Wits); Cert in Administration of Awqaf Properties (IsDB), amongst others]. Practised as auditor and consultant. Senior lectureship at University of Johannesburg (Soweto). Exposure to local and international Islamic scholars through the Muslim Students Association and the Muslim Youth Movement and actively engaged in several community projects over the years. Since 2000/2001 passionately involved in the initiation, establishment, and implementation of the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA).