Awqaf Management Studies

This webinar series on Awqaf Management Studies comes from a well-known practitioner in the field and aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of the major challenges facing this long-neglected sector and strategic solutions thereto. The lectures in this series are of special interest to students of waqf management, such as, the Certified in Waqf Management (CeWM) course offered by IIIBF.

Webinar 1

Shariah and Legal Issues for Awqaf

Webinar 2

Shariah and Legal Issues for Awqaf – Part II

Webinar 3

Shariah and Legal Issues for Awqaf – Part III

Webinar 4

Ethics for Awqaf

Webinar 5

Accounting and Financial Management for Awqaf.

Webinar 6

Awqaf Fund Mobilization Strategies

Webinar 7

Awqaf Development: Modes of Financing

Webinar 8

Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) – A Mode for Developing Large Awqaf Projects

Webinar 9

The Family Waqf – A Tool for Wealth Preservation and Succession Planning of Family Businesses.

Webinar 10

Awqaf: Global Challenges and Constraints.

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar is widely known for his immense contribution to the Awqaf (Islamic Endowments) sector. He is currently based in Bahrain and serves as a Consultant, Partner, Board Member and Advisor to many organizations including the International Institute of Islamic Waqf, Awqaf Australia, Awqaf New Zealand, and National Awqaf Foundation of Canada. He joined the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1989 and held senior positions in the Treasury and Islamic Financial Services departments. He represented the Bank on company boards and international committees and conferences. Dr Dafterdar is a qualified CPA and has graduated from Curtin University, Australia.

Over more than two decades, Dr. Dafterdar has been instrumental in the development of awqaf sector and waqf properties. He delivered and published a number of research papers and articles on Awqaf and Islamic finance, and served as discussant and panelist in international conferences and seminars.

All Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation and a Gift


Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik

Member of Board of Commissioner Badan Wakaf Indonesia

Nana Mintarti

Commissioner, National Zakat Foundation (BAZNAS) Indonesia

Dr. Ahmad Juwaini

Director, National Sharia Economy & Finance Committee (KNEKS), Indonesia

Agus Wicaksono

CEO & Co-Founder of Alumnia

Dr. Moutaz Abojeib

Islamic Fintech Expert, ISRA, INCEIF

Dr. Kinan Salim

Head of Islamic Digital Economy, INCEIF

Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi

HBK University, Qatar

Dr. Ahmad Younes

Founder, Polykick

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar

Awakaf Australia

Mufti Faraz Adam

Shariah Consultant & Head of Research, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Azim Kidwai

CEO, Mercy Mission & Chair, BoT, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Vladimir Malenko

General Director
PayZakat, Russian Federation

Zeinoul Abedien

CEO, Awqaf SA, South Africa

Dr. Abd Halim M Noor

Rector, UiTM Melaka Campus, Malaysia

Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Mohammed

Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Khalifa Muhamad Ali

Faculty of Islamic Economics
IPB University, Indonesia