Social Investment

In a world in which 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, International Waqf Fund will capitalize on the powerful heritage of Waqf as a sustainable development tool.

ِِActually, The Islamic economy envisages a system in which all God-given resources are invested in a harmonious and beneficial manner. Moreover, It provides a range of social welfare instruments as a safety net. However, whilst Waqf was prominent in the development of Islamic civilization, today it is under-used as a sustainable social development tool capable of producing benefits for generations to come.

Social Investment

In a world in which 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, International Waqf Fund will capitalize on the powerful heritage of Waqf as a sustainable development tool.

ِِActually, The Islamic economy envisages a system in which all God-given resources are invested in a harmonious and beneficial manner. Moreover, It provides a range of social welfare instruments as a safety net. However, whilst Waqf was prominent in the development of Islamic civilization, today it is under-used as a sustainable social development tool capable of producing benefits for generations to come.

Reinventing Waqf to meet the needs of the most needy

This calls for intermediary investment vehicles that can unlock a dormant market with the promise of inclusiveness.

Waqf, both in the form of traditional rent-generating real estate investments but also in the form of social enterprises can contribute to social up-lifting. Using Waqf funds for impact investment will also be a major step towards the transformation of the neediest lives.

However, Waqf funds are typically risk-averse and focus primarily on capital preservation. Therefore, Waqf must be reinvented as an impact investment vehicle that seeks to produce positive social benefits to cater for the needs of today’s poorest people. In cash-based economies, education and healthcare remain pressing but the need is primarily financial.

International Waqf Fund will be investing in profit-making hospitals and language centres and Manufacturing in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Reinventing Waqf to meet the needs of the poorest people

This calls for intermediary investment vehicles that can unlock a dormant market with the promise of inclusiveness.

Waqf, both in the form of traditional rent-generating real estate investments but also in the form of social enterprises can contribute to social up-lifting. Using Waqf funds for impact investment will also be a major step towards the transformation of the neediest lives.

However, Waqf funds are typically risk-adverse and focus primarily on capital preservation. Therefore, Waqf must be reinvented as an impact investment vehicle that seeks to produce positive social benefits to cater for the needs of today’s poorest people. In cash-based economies, education and healthcare remain pressing but the need is primarily financial.

International Waqf Fund will be investing in profit making hospitals and language centres in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Funding much-needed projects worldwide

Our Waqf portfolio continues to be invested in low risk, ethical and Shariah-compliant investments which are critical for Waqf. Ten percent of the ROI is reinvested, 15 percent covers investment management costs and 75 percent funds humanitarian projects aligned with the donor’s selection.