Islamic Affairs and charitable activities Department (IACAD)

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) was founded on the twentieth of October 1969 by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum to establish the Department of Awqaf, which was responsible of listing, registering, and managing endowments in Dubai according to Islamic Shariah. The department started to grow gradually and its objectives and functions became more specific, after the issuing of Law No.7 of 1994 of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.The functions of the department include also establishing, licensing, supervising, and managing Holy Quran Memorization Centers, taking care of mosques and supervising them, licensing charitable associations and Islamic institutions and supervising their administrative, financial, and cultural affairs as well as approving their curricula, and regulating and supervising the affairs of Fatwa and issuing them.

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