Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem Under British Mandate: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem Under British Mandate

1st Edition

By Yitzhak Reiter


272 pages

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Yitzhak Reiter presents a picture of the role of Islam in mandatory Jerusalem through the resources of the Waqf. The prevalent image of institutionalized corruption within the Waqf system is not completely supported by the findings of the study.

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Middle East Quarterly - "…casts new light on a central Islamic institution and on the detailed complexity of the Arab-Israeli conflict." ,

Journal of Palestine Studies - "The book is an excellent resource and reference book..This is the most detailed work estant on this subject and its publication is of great importance to those studying not only the waaf institution but also the institutional structures of the Muslim community prior to 1948."

Middle East Journal - "Throughout the book, however, Reiter is careful to illustrate and document his other findings, and thus provides a useful contribution to the coniderable literature on awqaf…Overall, however, within the limits the author has set for himself, the book remains a valuable addition to the literature on Muslim institutions."

MESE Bulletin - "This is a valuable study…and an important work which sheds light on several features of waqf creation and administration

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies