Waqfeya in Islamic Civilization: The Case of Hazrat Omar Cover Image

İslâm Medeniyetinde Vakfiye: Hz. Ömer Örneği
Waqfeya in Islamic Civilization: The Case of Hazrat Omar

Author(s): Bahattin Turgut
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, History of Religion
Published by: Atatürk Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi
Keywords: Islamic History;Hazrat Omar;Wakfiya;Samg;Stone Wakfeya;el-Aksa Mosque;

Summary/Abstract: Hazrat Omar as one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (May Allah be blessed with him) devoted his property in line with the orders of the Qur’an regarding endowment and the incentives of Prophet Muhammad. Following Prophet Muhammad’s advice, he devoted a date grove called “Samgh”. During his caliphate, he registered his endowment in the presence of a crowded group of companions, which made the first elaborate endowment of the Islamic culture and civilization. Thanks to the practice of endowment, founding a waqf and devotion have become a tradition among Islamic communities. Throughout the history of Islam, endowment has developed based on that practice and gained its most excellent status during the Ottoman period. In this study, the endowment of Hazrat Omar as one of the first endowment examples of Islamic civilization will be analyzed for its importance and special aspects. Additionally, the stone-plate inscription of the endowment that Hazrat Omar made to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sahra will also be scrutinized.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 271-293
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Turkish