Endowments to support research into legacy of legendary scholars

by Mohammad Ghazal | Jan 25,2012 JORDAN TIMES

His Majesty King Abdullah greets Muslim scholars during a ceremony to launch two waqfs for integral chairs to study the legacy of Imam Al Ghazali and Imam Fakhr Al Din Al Razi, at the Royal Court in Amman on Tuesday (Photo by Yousef Allan)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday attended a ceremony to announce the launch of two waqfs for integral chairs to study the legacy of Imam Al Ghazali and Imam Fakhr Al Din Al Razi.

Waqf is an Islamic term referring to an inalienable religious endowment, like donating a building for religious or charitable purposes.

The two waqfs were announced at the Royal Court yesterday in the presence of the Monarch, several Royal family members and Muslim scholars from across the Islamic world on the occasion of His Majesty’s birthday, which falls January 30.

The two waqfs were launched to revive the tradition of waqf and its pioneering educational role upon an initiative by the Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought.

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