Waqf Management in the Light of Maqasid al Shariah: Bangladesh Perspective

  • Abu Ayub Md. Ibrahim
  • Shahadat Hossain Khan


The primary objective of this paper is to study the condition of waqf management in Bangladesh from Maqasid al Shariah perspective. The paper also examines either the Maqasid al Shariah are achieved in waqf management in Bangladesh or not. Moreover, the prevailing circumstance of waqf in Bangladesh, the legal and administrative infrastructure, internal flaws in waqf management and limitations and way out to this have been focused on the viewpoint of Maqasid al Shariah. The methodologies used in this paper are analytical and critical. The primary sources of Islamic Shariah such as Qur’an and Sunnah have been studied carefully. Other secondary sources have also been studied and analysed critically to explore the findings. It has been found that the waqf management in Bangladesh is full of incompetence and difficulties. However, this waqf system could be used very effectively to alleviate poverty and to improve the condition of underprivileged people in Bangladesh. Some recommendations have been prescribed to make the waqf system effective and fruitful in order to achieve the Maqasid al Shariah.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abu Ayub Md. Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Shahadat Hossain Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of General Education (Islamic Studies)Manarat International UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Technical and Vocational EducationInternational Islamic Institute for Education and Research (IIIER)DhakaBangladesh

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