Endowment (Waqf) of women in the last Abbasid period 575-565H./1179-1258 AD


  • Adnan Obeidat


This study seeks to shed the light on the contribution of the Abbasid women to the Endowment (Waqf) in the last Abbasid period 575-565H./1179-1258 AD, after this role was restricted to the women of Bohia state and Seljuk state during previous periods. The wives of Abbasid caliphs in the study period from (Jawari) and from various origins, Turkish, Roman and Armenian, contributed to the work of the endowment, which focused on the construction of schools, mosques and (Ribat), and the endowment things of these institutions is to provide sources of income for the purpose of sustainability. These institutions highlighted many of the scholars who came to Baghdad and worked there, or learned the various sciences especially Islamic Sciences. The endowment of women in this period was limited to the charity endowment to gain the reward, and to do more good and charity, after the Abbasid woman directed most of the endowment on the educational institutions, which benefit a large segment of scientists and students of science, after they were allocated monthly rations, this contributed to the creation of scientific and intellectual renaissance. In addition to its contributions in the way of Hajj and the country of the Two Holy Mosques, And contributed to the development of society in various fields.



How to Cite

Obeidat, A. (2020). Endowment (Waqf) of women in the last Abbasid period 575-565H./1179-1258 AD. Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, 47(4). Retrieved from https://archives.ju.edu.jo/index.php/hum/article/view/102717