Integrate the Maqasid Al-Syariah for the Waqf Property Development: Evidence from Muslim Community in Indonesia
The development of Islamic religious related property under the waqf (religious endowment) has shown some progress in many countries. Waqf has propagated its significant towards enhancing the public interest through the supply of many beneficial developments regardless the religious or non-religious purposes. The practice of waqf is maintained under the Shariah rulings and fiqh principles that form the overall Islamic Laws. In relation to Maqasid al- shariah, it has become a fundamental element in seeking for the higher objectives and intents of Islamic Law. It is also known as the wisdom behind the Shariah rulings that the Almighty has imposed on the Muslims. Maqasid al-shariah has three hierarchy of purposes and five essentials to preserve under the Shariah rulings. Examined under the lens of Maqasid al-shariah, waqf is indeed matched with the purpose of Maqasid itself. Moving forward, this study is intended to propose maqasid for waqf property development, which is the extension from the existing studies of maqasid for waqf. This study was using content analysis to search for suitable essentials/components to add into the proposed maqasid of waqf property development from Muslim community in Indonesia. The proposed maqasid of waqf development still maintain the preservations of religion, property and life from the original Maqasid essentials as the primary objectives. But being reinforced with six additional essentials/components to be regarded as the secondary objectives. Through the lens of maqasid, it provides an extension and insight to acknowledge the objective of developing the waqf properties. This study also find that Shariah and its maqasid can evolve within the allowable parameters to meet the challenges of contemporary environment but of course it cannot deny the needs of certain verifications. The effort to develop waqf properties would automatically uphold the spirit of Islamic components and at the same time would either provide necessities in peoples’ life, lifting difficulties or providing fulfilments through various benefits from waqf properties.
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