Waqf as a Social Entrepreneurship Model in Islam

  •  Habibollah Salarzehi    
  •  Hamed Armesh    
  •  Davoud Nikbin    


By the end of twentieth century and beginning of the third millenary, social entrepreneurship emerging has been
found as a completion part of commercial entrepreneurship and governmental entrepreneurship. In religious
schools, especially inspired school of Islam, noble human values and moral teaching of cooperation, Support a
suitable depth to dispose of the social entrepreneurship and goodwill action. Tradition of philanthropically alms,
Ehsan and charity are going to be dealt with in this article. Rich culture of Islam Inspired by the values of the
friendship, cooperation and voluntary participation in the various spiritual and material activities Self-sacrifice
and personal property and allocation it to public affairs and social welfare under the name of Waqf, specificity
unique Islamic almshouses or social entrepreneurship in Islamic countries. The current article with micro
antipathetic descriptive and analytical approach, dedicated to explain the Islamic and sustainable social
entrepreneurship model for development and social welfare programs.

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