WMS Background

About Wakaf
Masyarakat Singapura

Wakaf Masyarakat Singapura (WMS) or Singapore Community Wakaf is an Islamic community endowment fund. It was introduced in June 2020 to fund the future needs of the Singapore Muslim community and its institutions in a sustainable manner.

WMS also aims to reignite the legacy of wakaf started by our forefathers and local philanthropists. Since the 1800s, they have bequeathed land and properties for the benefit of the wider community, planting seeds for the long-term funding of religious institutions and the poor in Singapore.

Today, our economic landscape has evolved, and bequeathing land and properties for charitable purposes have become increasingly difficult. WMS was created to make wakaf viable for the community and allow more to create their own legacy for the community and generations forward.

As an Islamic endowment fund, WMS will provide a long-term sustainable source of funding and support, in areas not supported by any existing structured community funds. At present, existing community funds – such as Zakat, ad-hoc donations to mosques and madrasahs and Mosque Building and Mendaki Funds (MBMF) – support the day-to-day and short-term needs of our community. Despite these funds, our institutions still need to carry out ad-hoc fundraising to cover funding shortfalls.

WMS will generate sustainable income in a robust financial model. It will pool together contributions from institutions, corporations and community members to form the WMS Corpus (principal amount). The Corpus will be kept intact and invested in Shariah-compliant Investment Products to generate income until the end of time. Only the net income earned will be channelled towards WMS beneficiaries.

As a wakaf instrument, WMS is vested and administered by the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore) under the Administration of Muslim Law Act, as the sole trustee.

We are now collecting pledges from the public. If you are keen to learn more and start pledging to WMS, click here. You may also contact us today.

Our Mission

Making wakaf a sustainable income source for the community’s long-term socio-religious needs

Our Vision

A Community of Success that Inspires & Radiates Blessings to All

Religious Guidance

Wakaf, or endowment for charitable purposes, has existed before the time of Rasulullah s.a.w. During the time of Rasulullah s.a.w, He was narrated to have advised Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab r.a to bequeath his prized land in Khaybar for wakaf instead of simply giving it away for charity (Sahih Bukhari).

However, unlike other Islamic rituals, the development of wakaf in Islam is a result of various research processes, opinions and discussions (ijtihads) by religious scholars and thinkers.

Fundamentally, many ijtihads have been issued to ensure that:

  • A wakaf can continue to generate income for its beneficiaries
  • The intentions of wakifs (people who contribute to a wakaf) can be perpetuated for as long as possible

Additionally, from the perspective of Islamic law or Shariah, there are no objections to wakaf assets being in cash form, as opposed to land, property or other physical assets.

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