Thursday, 28 Apr 2022
God Almighty has legislated the endowment and prescribed gifting and even made it an act of nearness through which the servant approaches his Creator, praise be to Him.
The endowment is an important contribution to the economy and a sustainable investment that leads to new assets that have a positive impact on society by creating employment opportunities for their claimants and achieving economic stability by strengthening social groups, providing education, treatment and support for needy sections of society.
In a commentary in the Emirati newspaper Al Bayan, Dr. Ahmed Al-Haddad, Senior Mufti and Director of the Ifta Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, said that the endowment is an ongoing charity that benefits a person as long as the charity is of duration and benefit, and the person who cares to benefit himself spares no effort to get work paid during his lifetime, as long as he is able to do so.
Al-Haddad pointed out that the endowment is a humanitarian act of commitment that highlights social values and promotes the poor and needy sectors in areas that benefit society. He stressed that the Dubai government is eager to activate the role of the foundation and expand its influence to all aspects of development and make it an influential tool that supports culture, education, health and various fields of scientific research.
He added: "Reviving the Sunnah of the endowment in a progressive form, as presented by the Foundation for Endowments and Minority Affairs or the Mohammed bin Rashid International Center for Endowment and Endowment Consultation or the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, is a revival of the civilization of Islam, a civilization that the West and the East have preserved and developed to a great extent."
The director of the Ifta' Department confirmed that the endowment has contributed to the revival of scientific, research, medical, humanitarian and religious aspects, until it created a wonderful Islamic civilization, at a time when the other world did not know him and found no influence in his life, because the great American universities such as Harvard College from the proceeds of their endowments play a major role The enormous, and the two venerable deprivations are managed by their many endowments, to many other forms and models in which the endowment played an important role, indicating that it is permissible to endow any kind of money owned by a person and benefit from his benefit, and the endowment is considered by a Muslim and others in the fields of land and permissible banks Therefore, the field is open to individuals and institutions to create different types of endowments and contribute to their humanitarian and social role.
Dr. Al-Haddad also pointed out that there are still endowments that have grown and increased since the time of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, until our time. Among the most famous are the endowments of our master Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and our master Othman Ibn Affan, may God be pleased with them.
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