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Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem Under British Mandate - Yitzhak Reiter

Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem Under British Mandate

Paperback Published: 1st November 1996
ISBN: 9780714643427
Number Of Pages: 272

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The Waqf (pious endowment in Islam) fulfilled vital political, social and economic functions. Reiter presents a picture of the role of Islam in mandatory Je.0rusalem through the resources of the Waqf. The Waqfs, as owners of 80 per cent of the land in the old city of Jerusalem, and their socio-political influence, lie at the root of the present debate about the character and future of this Holy City. The prevalent image of institutionalized corruption within the Waqf system, involving beneficiaries, administrators and members of the elite is not completely supported by the findings ofthe present study.

The struggle over Waqf supervision - late Ottoman precedents; the mandatory government and the Waqf
Founders and properties; beneficiaries and the devolution of shares
The appointment of Mutawallis; current Waqf administration; transactions and economic development
Supervision of Waqfs
Summary and conclusion
Map of Jerusalem at the end of the Mandatory Period
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ISBN: 9780714643427
ISBN-10: 0714643424
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 1996
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1