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This article examines waqf(pious endowment) hotel projects developed by Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia(YWM) for the economic development of Malaysian communities. Hotel projects were selected as the scope of this study because of their function as large-scale commercial projects and their impact on the development of Malaysian communities. The study involved three waqfhotel projects in Peninsular Malaysia. This study used interviews as primary sources and relevant documents as secondary sources. Data were analysed using a thematic approach. This study found that waqf hotel projects contribute to the economy through the optimal use of land resources, income generation and employment opportunities. Thus, the implementation of waqfhotel projects have the ability to contribute to the socio-economic development of society and the state.
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Abdul Halim Mat Yusof (Project Manager, Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia, Putrajaya) in an interview with the author, Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia meeting room, October 8, 2013, 3:30 pm
Ali Mazri Mauludin (Executive, Perbadanan Wakaf Negeri Sembilan (WNS), State Islamic Religious Council (MAINS)) in an interview with the author, Waqf Negeri Sembilan Corporation office, No. 26, Senawang Commercial Park, Senawang, February 4, 2014, 9:00 am
Che Omar Che Dzarudin (Hotel Manager, Klana Beach Resort (Port Dickson)) in an interview with the author, Office Manager, Klana Beach Resort (Port Dickson), 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, November14, 2014, at 4.30pm
Ismail Mat (Hotel Manager, Hotel Pantai Puteri (Tanjung Kling)) and Azmil Amir Taib (Assistant Account Manager, Hotel Pantai Puteri (Tanjung Kling)) in an interview with the author, hotel manager office, Hotel Pantai Puteri (Tanjung Kling), Reuters Tanjung Kling, 76400 Malacca, November 14, 2014, 9:30 am
Maya Idura Sabar, (Assistant Project Manager, Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia, Putrajaya) in an interview with the author, Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia meeting room, October 8, 2013, 3:30 pm
Mohd Khabir Abdul Karim (Assistant Islamic Affairs, Division of Awqaf and General Resources, Melaka Islamic Religious Council (MAIM)) in an interview with the author, Office of Endowments and General Resources, Melaka Islamic Religious Council (MAIM), Melaka, February 4, 2014, at 3.00 pm
Mohd Khairul Adli Ahmad Padli (Assistant Administrative Officer, Division of Property and Investment, Perak Islamic Religious Council (MAIAMP)) in an interview with the author, meeting rooms Division Endowments and Resources General, Perak Islamic Religious Council (MAIAMP), 30000 Ipoh, Perak, March 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Zaleha Embong (Assistant Officer, Department of Awqaf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR)) and Mohd Mustafidurrohman Mohd Syahroni (Assistant Officer of Islamic Affairs, Division of Awqaf, Department of Awqaf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR)), in an interview with the author, JAWHAR meeting room, Level 7, Block E2, Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, October 17, 2013, 10:00 am