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Cash waqf: is it a usurious piety?

Islahi, Abdul Azim (2006): Cash waqf: is it a usurious piety? Published in: Hiwar al-Arba`a’ (WEDNESDAY DISCUSSION) 1427-28/2006-07 (2007): pp. 27-30.


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The context of this discussion is Mandaville’s paper with the caption “Usurious Piety: The Cash Waqf Controversy in the Ottoman Empire” published in International Journal of Middle East Studies, August 1979, No. 10, pp. 289-308.). It gave an impression that the cash waqf meant practicing usurious activities under the disguise of a pious endowment. Otherwise a very informative work, its heading is misleading. The present paper critically examines this paper.

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