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Le droit et le waqf (fondations pieuses)

Nationalisations et le contrôle de l'État

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Published on Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Les présentations explorent le droit colonial vis-à-vis du waqf en tant qu'institution mais aussi les propriétés leur appartenant dans le monde musulman avant l'indépendence des pays colonisés. Dans l'objectif d'étudier le droit qui s'y adaptait ou qui s'adaptait par rapport au waqf, les contributions se concentrent sur des mécanismes légaux innovateurs ou des discussions qui ont eu lieu dans les pays concernés à l'égard du statu quo de waqf au moment des interventions coloniales à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle.



The Law of Waqf
Modern State Control and Nationalization


May 16-18, 2008

Le deuxième colloque « Le Droit et le Waqf (fondations pieuses) : nationalisations et le contrôle de l'Etat » aura lieu les 16-18 mai 2008 à l'Université Harvard, Faculté de Droit, Programme Droit musulman, Cambridge, Massachussets (USA).



Tsai Auditorium, Center for Government and International Studies, 1730 Cambridge St.
Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

The Second Law of Waqf Conference, on “Modern State Control and Nationalization,” will be held May 16-18, 2008 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. Presentations explore colonial law vis-à-vis the waqf both as an institution and as physical property in the Muslim world before the independence of the colonized countries. In the interests of discovering the law that adapted and was adapted in relation to the waqf, papers will focus on innovative legal mechanisms or discussions that were presented to deal with the waqf status quo found or established by the colonizing countries upon intervention in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are requested.


Friday, May 16, 2008


3:00—3:15 Welcome and Introduction, by Baber Johansen (Harvard University)


3:15—4:15 Keynote Speech, by Rudolph Peters (University of Amsterdam)


PANEL I: The Ottoman Legal Regime and Its Legacy


4:15—4:45 Tahsin Özcan (University of Istanbul), The Centralization Process of the Waqf Administration in the Ottoman State

4:45—5:15 Konstantinos Tsitselikis (University of Macedonia), The Waqf in Greece: A Case of Resistance to Civil Law

5:15—6:00 Discussion




7:00 Conference dinner, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St.


Saturday, May 17, 2008


PANEL II: North Africa


9:15—9:45 Franz Kogelmann (University of Bayreuth), Law Reform in Morocco Under the French Protectorate: The Example of Habous

9:45—10:15 Maaouia Saidouni (University of Montreal), The Complex Evolution of French Waqf Legislation in Algeria (1830-1873)

10:15—10:45 Mahmoud Abossawa (Fatah University, Tripoli, Libya), The Law of Waqf in Tripoli under Italian Occupation

10:45—11:15 Claudia Gazzini (Oxford University), The Awqaf in Colonial Libya (1911-1932)

11:15—12:15 Discussion




PANEL III: Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine


2:15—2:45 Uri Kupferschmidt (University of Haifa), The Illusions of British and French Waqf Control: Some Comparisons Between the Mandates for Palestine and Syria-Lebanon

2:45—3:15 Max Weiss (Princeton University), The Defense and Definition of Shi‘i Waqf in Mandate Lebanon

3:15—3:45 Randi Deguilhem (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence), Colonizing Waqf Law: Istibdâl and the French Mandate’s Legal Program to Nationalize Waqf in Syria (1920-1946) --- deals also with shi‘î waqf? And not at all with Christian and Jewish waqf

3:45—4:15 Yitzhak Reiter (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Shar‘iatization” of Colonial Law: Shari‘a Court Accommodation of the 1926 British Mandate Land Expropriation Law in Palestine

4:15—5:15 Discussion


Sunday, May 18, 2008


PANEL IV: South and Southeast Asia


9:15—9:45 M. Mohsin Alam and Vivek Rathore (Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad), Judicial Dicta and the Role of the Judiciary in the Preservation of Waqf: The Indian Experience

9:45—10:15 Murat Cizakça (Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur),

10:15—10:45 Ismail Mat (University of Brunei Darussalam), The Waqf Institution Under British Administration in Malaysia

10:45—11:45 Discussion

11:45—12:00 Concluding Remarks, by Randi Deguilhem (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence)

For more information access www.law.harvard.edu/programs/ilsp.



  • Tsai Auditorium; Center for Government and International Studies; 1730 Cambridge St.; Cambridge; Mass.
    Cambridge, Britain


  • Saturday, May 17, 2008
  • Friday, May 16, 2008
  • Sunday, May 18, 2008


  • colonialisme, monde musulman


  • Randi Deguilhem
    courriel : randi [dot] deguilhem [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Randi Deguilhem
    courriel : randi [dot] deguilhem [at] gmail [dot] com


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