The “WAQF” or “Habous” has been a pillar of the Islamic economy since the origin of Islam. WAQF is an Arabic term composed of two concepts: “Habous”, which refers to immobilization, the suspension of property rights, and “Tasbil”, which refers to reserving the use and benefits of an immobilized asset for charitable purposes.
Dear readers, did you know that:
The number of copies of the Holy Qur’an printed worldwide does not reach 300 million
The Muslim community is around two billion
Would you like to contribute to the access to the Qur'an by the greatest number?
The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it grew seven years, and each year had a hundred grains. Allah gave manifold increase to whom He pleased, and Allah cares for all, and He knows everything. (Surah 2, verse 261).
The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it grew seven years, and each year had a hundred grains. Allah gave manifold increase to whom He pleased, and Allah cares for all, and He knows everything. (Surah 2,verse 261)
The crisis of COVID-19 came on suddenly, abruptly interrupting human activity and threatening the health of millions of us. This ordeal reminds us of our vulnerability and the fragility of our existence, in the face of phenomena that are beyond our scope and know no boundaries.
We are coming to the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims around the world come together in the same effort of piety, patience, temperance, sincerity, spiritual strengthening, consolation and generosity. Reading the Holy Quran is one of the strongest acts, whether in places of worship or individually. However, an immense number of families do not have access to the Revealed Book.
While families around the world are gathered to cross the month of Ramadan in prayer, meditation, sharing and reading the Holy Quran, millions of Muslims do not have the same privilege. As surprising as it may seem in the 21st century, many Muslim communities do not have copies of the Holy Quran!
This year, the Quranforsoul team will meet the Muslim community in Kenya, which has 4.3 million people and constitutes 11.2% of the country's population. In this country, the needs are immense and we wish to help in providing the Holy Quran.
Offering the Holy Qur'an is a gift from God, for those who give and those who receive. South Africa: what a beautiful Muslim community, well anchored in a country rich in the plurality of its cultures and its religious peace!
A wonderful team of work has been constituted from different part of the world, with Indians, Nepalis, Africans and Europeans, all of them having a unique common ambition: to live moments with God and His divinity, to value the soul and its needs and the Man and his sincerity.
If we consider spirituality as inseparable from the search for the meaning of existence, we cannot ignore the prodigious message delivered by the Holy Quran; a message offering guidance to Muslims around the world, but also to all humans, in a spirit of openness to other communities marked by their different origins, experiences and beliefs.
Our journey to New Delhi in July 2018, to witness the distribution of the Holy Qur'an in schools, universities and Islamic centers, was almost similar to the stories of Sindbad and his marvelous travels in the wonderland.