CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH IN ISLAMIC PHILANTROPHY: AN ANALYSIS OF THE NEEDS AND DIRECTIONS OF THE FIELD OF WAQF
Research on wakaf has evolved since 1980 to date. Classical scholars has been discussing issues related to wakaf in various books, and it is even included as its own chapter, similar to other chapters. Recently, literature on wakaf continues to be provided by Muslim scholars in different perspectives such as economy, law, education, social etc. The objective of this paper is to equip the researchers with more references and materials as literature for conducting research on philanthropic wakaf. Other than identifying current issues for potential research purposes, this paper also discusses about the need and direction for research on philanthropic wakaf. This study finds that there are abundant of research opportunities for philanthropic wakaf studies in various fields in this contemporary era. Therefore, many aspects need to be studied and the research idea in this field is harmonious with the direction and current needs of the country i.e. to consider wakaf as the third sector in economy and finance of the nation.
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