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4thGLOBAL WAQF CONFERENCE (GWC) 2016 

Date: 19 September (Monday) 2016 - 21 September  (Wednesday) 2016
Swansea University Bay Campus, Swansea, Wales UK

The conference will take place at Swansea University Bay Campus, Swansea, Wales UK. on Monday 19 September to Wednesday 21 September 2016 with a universal theme of Practicing Waqf as a Way of Life. Other than Waqf research papers by academics, practitioners and policymakers, the conference will also have presentations and lectures by keynote speakers, panel of experts, and scholars on Waqf, Islamic Finance and Shariah-scholars from all over the world.

The conference provides a forum for presenting new research results, case studies as well as discussing current and challenging issues of Waqf as a practice of social funding to provide social benefit for the public at large. The conference is also a forum for discussions about the prospects and opportunities of Waqf development and related topics of Islamic Finance in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 31 July 2016

Notification of review results: 8 August 2016

Registration deadline: 31 August 2016

Conference event: 19 Sept. – 21 Sept. 2016      



About Wales

Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive language and Celtic culture. Cardiff, the capital, is a refined coastal city with a nightlife scene and a medieval castle with ornate Gothic Revival interiors. Also to the south is Gower Peninsula, with beaches at Swansea and Rhossili bays offering surfing and other water sports.



Population: 3.063 million (2011)
Official languages: Welsh, English

Jointly organised by

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, International Centre for Waqf Research, International Islamic University Malaysia and Swansea University.