An Empirical Study on Awqaf Endowers’ Perception: Imperatives for Awqaf Institutions’ Success

  • Fuadah Johari Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Nursilah Ahmad Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Mohammad Haji Alias Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Syadiyah Abdul Shukor Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Kalsom Abd Wahab Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Zurina Kefeli @ Zulkefli Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Nor Masitah Mohd Orip Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Fauzi Abu Hussin Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Patmawati Ibrahim Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Keywords: Cash waqf, Islamic social finance, External and internal factors, Critical success factors


The success of awqaf institutions are determined by many factors, among others is good feedback from the endowers either from their contribution or repeat endowing. This study investigates the perception of endowers to endow and factors motivating them to repeat endowing in ensuring waqf institution success among 366 respondents in 2014. The study employs two models of multiple linear regression analysis. The first model examines the determinant factors influencing the intention to endow whereas the second model investigates internal and external factors influencing the intention to repeated waqf endowment in future. The findings show integrity of waqf institution, religious obligation and access to cash waqf have significant contribution to the endower’s perception to endow cash waqf. Meanwhile, repeated cash waqf behavior will take place if endowers are familiar with waqf institutions and have easy access to cash waqf as these two variables are significantly related to dependent variable. Thus, in order to motivate endowers to repeat cash waqf behavior, continuous promotion to create familiarity together with easy access to cash waqf are vital to encourage repeated charitable behavior.

How to Cite
Johari, F., Ahmad, N., Alias, M. H., Shukor, S. A., Wahab, K. A., Ab. Aziz, M. R., Kefeli @ Zulkefli, Z., Mohd Orip, N. M., Abu Hussin, F., & Ibrahim, P. (2018). An Empirical Study on Awqaf Endowers’ Perception: Imperatives for Awqaf Institutions’ Success. The Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research, 15(2), 66-79.
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