Function of Endowment And Its Role In Islamic Cities-Iran

Abadi, Zaynab Karkeh; Doab, Ali Gholaamzade; Mokhtari, Ali
May 2014
Advances in Natural & Applied Sciences;May2014, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p577
Academic Journal
The endowment is one of the economical substructures in Islam. The endowment tradition is a reward of religious and cult ideologies that has an important role in developing structures of Islamic cities, especially in Iran. We can study the endowment from 3 aspects: city management, economical aspects in small scales and creating vacancies. On the other hand cult is one reason that caused the endowment beard through different eras, but not generally. You can see the effect of endowment in every aspect of cities, from creating the smallest elements to the biggest areas. And establishing a court named "the ministry of endowment" in Islamic government's structures is a sign of development and effectiveness in Muslims life styles and their city management model. In this paper we studied about endowment, its characteristics in verity aspects and its historical role in creating Islamic cities by a documentary descriptive way and also by reviewing the endowment in Iran, Islam and the world. The results show endowed lands played an important role in physical development of cities and through these physical developments the endowment itself became a part of cities. Therefore, endowed lands effects and physical development of cities have a bilateral relationship.


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