The social and legislative history of the Islamic trust (waqf) in Mauritius

Morrison, Scott (2016) The social and legislative history of the Islamic trust (waqf) in Mauritius. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 42 (1) . pp. 59-83. ISSN 0305-0718 [Article] (doi:10.1080/03050718.2015.1115732)


In Islamic law, a trust for charitable purposes is a waqf. The waqf pre-dates but shares essential features with the English trust. This article is the first published work on waqf in Mauritius. Based on two months of interview, observation and textual collection in Mauritius, this article explores the social, political and legislative history of the Islamic charitable trust in a jurisdiction where the waqf has been upon statutory footing since 1941 and under which considerable assets continue to be secured and directed towards the benefit of Muslim and non-Muslim individuals, groups and families.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 23 Dec 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 19243
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Depositing User: Scott Morrison
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:52
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:27

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