Publications

2021
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 6/7/2021. “Financing Kindness as a Society: The Rise and Fall of the Waqf as a Central Islamic Philanthropic Institution (Awqāf).” Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society, 5, 1.Abstract
A sine qua non in any basic understanding of the history of Islamic philanthropy is a familiarity with the story of the charitable foundation/endowment in Islam known as the waqf. Using necessarily broad but accurate brushstrokes, this paper tells the story of the waqf. In addition to the introduction and conclusion, it is divided into six major sections. Following a section on the background for the emergence of the institution of the waqf are five sections, each of which treats one of what I propose to be the five different phases of the history of this institution. The first focuses on the formative period and discusses the central concepts and themes that were critical for the foundation and establishment of the waqf as one of the premier institutions of Islamic philanthropy. The second deals with the post-formative period and explores the emergence of jurisprudence regarding the normative beneficiaries of the waqf, as well as the evolving multiplicity of various genres of and terminologies for the waqf across a panoply of local cultural contexts. The third and fourth sections review the maturation and transformational periods, respectively. Finally, the fifth section explores the salient features of the deterioration period.
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 5/10/2021. “Tell Them I Am.” Edited by Ariana Lee. Spotify LinkAbstract
2020
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 10/9/2020. “Harvard Imam Calls On Muslim Leadership To Unite For Sake Of Our NextGen American Muslim Leaders.” American Muslim Today. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Renowned Islamic scholar Dr. Khalil Abdur-Rashid makes a powerful call for Muslim leaders to end divisiveness and meet the challenges of our time for the sake of our children.
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 6/3/2020. “Podcast: What's the Matter with All Lives Matter?” Muslim Matters. Publisher's Version
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 6/2020. “Why Black Lives Matter in Islam.” Why Islam? Publisher's Version
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 5/25/2020. “Islam and the Secular Age: Q & A with Dr. Khalil Abdur-Rashid.” Traversing Tradition. Publisher's Version
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 3/22/2020. “To Harvard College Students, In Times of Change.” The Harvard Crimson. Publisher's Version
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 2/21/2020. “Has X Marked the Spot? Islam in America Since the Assassination of Brother Malcolm .” Lampost Education Initiative. Publisher's Version Has X Marked the Spot
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 1/9/2020. “Financing Kindness as a Society: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Philanthropic Institutions (Waqfs).” Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Publisher's Version final_-financing-kindness-as-a-society_-the-rise-fall-of-islamic-philanthropic-institutions-waqfs.pdf
2019
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 9/16/2019. “A Review of Modern Muslim Theology: Questions, Challenges, and Prospects.” The University of Edinburgh: School of Divinity. Publisher's Version
2017
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 2/20/2017. “Islam and the Secular Age: Between Certainty and Uncertainty.” Yaqeen Institute. Publisher's Version
2016
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 7/14/2016. “What's the Matter with All Lives Matter?” Muslim Matters. Publisher's Version
2012
Khalil Abdur-Rashid. 5/13/2012. “Shaykh Muhammad Emin Er – The Last Ottoman Scholar.” Seeker's Guidance. Publisher's Version