CZM co-organized an international research workshop on Waqf in association with Islami Bank and IDB


A two-day international workshop on `Revival of Waqf for Socio Economic Development (ROWSED) 2017’ jointly organized by Islamic Research and Training Institute of Islamic Development Bank, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Centre for Zakat Management (CZM) was held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka during 4-5 November 2017.

Md. Abdul Hamid, H. E. President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest and inaugurated the Workshop. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank addressed the function as Guest of Honor while Dr. Khalifa Mohammed Ali, Senior Economist of Islamic Research and Training Institute, Mr. Niaz Rahim, Chairman of Center for Zakat Management addressed as special guest. Presided over by Arastoo Khan, Chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Dr. Kabir Hassan, Professor of New Orleans University, USA presented the theme of the Workshop.

Researchers, scholars and experts from Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, KSA, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in the workshop. Local and foreign researchers presented 28 research papers in the workshop.

The Scholars in the two day’s workshop recommended to conduct study and research on Waqf in the country, Measure the Waqf resources around the country, formation of Waqf Foundation in personal and institutional level, modernization of Waqf related laws and regulations, utilization of the prospect of Waqf in poverty alleviation, conducting effective drive for raising awareness about Cash Waqf and immovable property among the well-off society.