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Certified Waqf Practitioner


Language: English

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Course Code CWP

Anyone with an interest in or looking for a career in Islamic Finance or Simply want to understand the soul of Islamic Finance - We suggest you should take this course.


Topics Covered - Certified Waqf Practitioner 

  • An Introduction to Waqf in the light of Quran and Sunnah (Shariah Sources)
  • Waqf in the time of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Companions
  • The Role and Relevance of Waqf in the Islamic History
  • ​The Fiqh of Awqaf (Shariah principles and Rulings Applicable to Waqf)
  • ​Waqf versus English Trust: A Comparison
  • ​Evolution in Modern Waqf: The Shariah premises and principles of Cash and Corporate Waqf etc.
  • Waqf in the Context of Islamic Finance
  • Application of Waqf in Islamic Micro Finance and other Charitable Causes
  • ​Waqf Investment and Management Practices 
  • ​Waqf, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Maqasid al-Shariah
  • ​AAOIFI Guidance on Waqf -1 Shariah Standard 60
  • ​AAOIFI Guidance on Waqf -2
  • Governance standard No.(13) – Waqf Governance
  • Guidance Note on Waqf Governance standard No. (13) 


What You Will Learn - Certified Waqf Practitioner

  • This course provides a comprehensive picture of Waqf, its origin and significance in Shariah. The lecture covers the pertinent verses of Quran and the Prophetic Hadith which endorse the conceptual framework of Waqf. The distinction Waqf from Other forms of Sadaqah including Zakat in Shariah is explained in the lecture.


  • This course aims to cover different Awqaf created in the time of the Prophet (pbuh) and His companions. The lecture touches upon the specific Awqaf made by the Companions and their objectives.


  • ​This course aims to give a detailed account of how Waqf has played very crucial role in the socio-economic history of Islamic societies, and how it has assumed a renewed significance in the modern era across the globe.


  • ​This course compares and contrasts the concept, framework, mechanism and structures of Waqf versus English trust. This gives practical knowledge of how a charitable versus private Waqf and trust function. This also provides critical information on the factors of effectiveness for the two institutions. 


  • This course gives a detailed description of how modern Waqf has evolved to be used in different forms and formats including its evolution into a legal entity. The lecture provides a comprehensive understanding of what a cash as well as a corporate waqf is, what are the shariah premises and principles on which their concepts are build and how they are applied


  • This course gives an overview of how Waqf is relevant to Islamic finance industry. In this, the overlapping features and functions of Waqf and Islamic finance are highlighted. Further, the lecture discusses the scope of collaboration between Islamic Finance and Waqf, and how the two Institutions can support each other 


  • This course discusses the Application model of Waqf in different projects including Islamic Micro Finance and other charitable causes. The lecture is based on some case studies of how Waqf has been used for the purpose of Islamic micro financing by different International Organizations. 


  • This course discusses the investment and management strategies and practices for Waqf. The lecture covers a comparative study of Waqf management with English charitable trust particularly in the context of Cash Waqf. 


  • This course analyses the potentials of Waqf in contributing towards the sustainable development of Muslim countries while being in line with the higher objectives of Shariah.


  • ​This course will analyse the guidance issued by AAOIFI on Waqf Governance 


Trainer Profile: Dr. Muhammad Abdullah


Dr. Abdullah is a reputed Shariah Scholar and an established Researcher. He enjoys a blend of Academic and Professional Experience in Islamic Finance, Shariah Advisory, Shariah Training and Islamic Social Finance. He is an Expert in Waqf Studies. Abdullah is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI.
Dr Abdullah has produced a number of research papers on different aspects of Islamic Finance and Islamic Endowment (Waqf) Studies. He has presented his papers in different International Conferences across American, European and Asian countries including Germany, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, UK, Trinidad & Tobago, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Dubai etc.

Abdullah was a recipient of highly prestigious IDB International Scholarship for his Doctoral Research in the UK. He Holds Masters in Islamic Finance from University of Gloucestershire UK, and Degree of Aalimiyah (Bachelor in Shariah and Islamic Sciences) from Nadwatul Ulama, India.


Dr. Abdullah is reviewer of Policy Research Papers for IRTI/IDB & a number of other International Academic Journals. He is a Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Sahulat Journal of Interest-Free Micro Finance, and he sits at the Advisory Board of (an Islamic Digital Economy Platform). 
His areas of Interest include:
1. Shariah Advisory
2. Waqf & Fiqh al-Awqaf
3. Sukuk Structuring
4. Shariah Governance
5. Islamic Social Finance
6. Takaful and Re-Takaful



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