A quarterly magazine that deals with endowment and charity affairs and aims to revive the endowment culture by defining its developmental role, history, and jurisprudence.

The Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) founded the magazine in fulfillment of the philosophy of the endowment in founding projects and community services. Because of its sustainable and self-funded system, the magazine does not rely on its issue pricing, but rather tries to achieve its goals and objectives and to be freely accessible by all available means to those interested, researchers, research centers, and institutions related to the endowment. In return, KAPF is working on developing the funding of Awqaf magazine through donations, subscriptions, and other contributions. This is to provide the help for researchers to address the issue of endowment as a matter of jurisdiction, contribute to the advancement of a sector that has the potential and advantages to participate in bearing part of the burdens of society, and to make important developmental contributions to the society.


Endowment Purposes:

Contributing to the advancement of research in the subject of endowment to a scientific level that suits a refined, periodic magazine.

  • Focusing on the dimensional model of the endowment and defining its regular features and assigned role.
  • Addressing topics in a methodology that depends on the link between vision and reality, thus aims to encourage thinking about practical results.
  • Linking between research topics and the endowment concerns all over the Islamic world.
  • Free access of the journal to the largest possible number of researchers, interested persons, universities, and research centers for free.
  • Encouraging scientific competencies to specialize in endowments.
  • Establishing a network with the interested in Islamic thought, especially in endowment, and facilitating communication between them.
  • The Awqaf magazine holds the same principles as the Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF).
  • The Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) is working on developing endowments and inviting donors to contribute.
  • The Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) monitors the work of the journal, and entrusts the work of scientific experts, according to the promotion of the endowment sector strategy, and the applicable strategies in refined journals.


Publication Ethics:


A manuscript undergoes a double-blind review process. The section editors manage the reviews. Authors are required to upload revised versions and reply to reviewers’ comments.


This Journal is published twice a year, i.e., in May and in November. We accept manuscripts in Arabic, English and French.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilizes the UNLOCKS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


The manuscript must represent original work by the author(s). None of the material should be covered by any copyright; if copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article or approximately 500 words from a book is used, the author has obtained written permission for its use. Further, this work should not infringe any intellectual property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.
Awqaf Public Foundation does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published article/material as well as reporting to relevant authorities at the authors’ institutions.


- To act in an objective, balanced, and fair way while carrying out expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
- To avoid any commercial influence, as well as conflicts of interests, for all submissions and evaluate them solely on academic and scientific merit.
- To address complaints of any nature and follow reasonable procedures according to the Journal’s policies.
- To give authors full opportunity to respond to complaints.
- To investigate a complaint regardless of the approval date of publication of an article.
- To document, compile, and file all complaints.


- To review the manuscript objectively and timely, inform the editor of a suitable decision and to uphold the quality of articles published in the journal.
- To maintain strict confidentiality of any information supplied to the reviewer in the review process by the editor or author and ensure that the manuscript is for the reviewer’s eyes only and no copies are transmitted or kept.
- To inform the editor of suspected plagiarism or absence of relevant published work which has not been cited. To avoid any potential conflicts of interests between the author and the reviewer and inform the editor of all developments.
- To discuss the content of any submission with permission, to ensure that the reviewing process will be prompt. The Chief Editor must agree upon request for time extension in reviewing the submission.
- To inform the editor they refuse reviewing any submission due to any conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge. Submissions are to be reviewed objectively, fairly and professionally.
- To comment on ethical questions and any matters of misconduct while reviewing a submission, to ensure originality of a submission and must report any indication of plagiarism and redundant publication and to disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.


- To ensure that they have significantly contributed to the research cited all related references and acknowledged financial support from funding agencies.
- To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript and supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request.
- To confirm that the submitted manuscript is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
- To acknowledge and cite sources whose contents overlap in the submitted paper.
- To provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript(s) that might contain similar closely related or overlapping content.
- To confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate and obtain written permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
- To declare any potential conflicts of interests.
- To promptly inform the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is detected and submit an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, to be published or retract the paper altogether if it is necessary.
- To submit new and original works. They must not reproduce works that have been previously published in other journals. Any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal must not be submitted to other journals simultaneously.
- To publish their work elsewhere after having received a formal rejection letter from Awqaf or if the author withdraws his work officially in writing from the journal. Acknowledgement of the works of others must be clearly and accurately cited. Authors must be cognizant of any plagiarism and redundant publication.


AWQAF does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in the retraction of the published manuscript as well as notification to relevant authorities of the author’s institution. All Foundation rules of discipline and misconduct will be applicable to office bearers of the journal. Awqaf Journal will provide a detailed account of its rules and regulations pertaining to the selection process, blind reviews, publication policies, violations of an ethical nature, and updates on changes in policy of the journal on its website. The Journal has adopted a serious policy in maintaining high scholarly standards on all pertinent matters.