Awqaf introduces apps for public

Islamic affairs overseer launches location-finder toolset

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Awqaf introduces apps for public Awqaf has launched an app that provides useful information to the public.
By Staff Writer Published  October 15, 2012

The UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) is launching a new app for the public at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

Members of the public can now find the nearest mosque or the location of a memorisation centre, a Waqf delegate or a money donation box, through the app which is available for download for smartphones and tablets.

The app is available in English and Arabic versions, and is free for download. Awqaf is showcasing a collection of new e-services at GITEX 2012 and is part of its efforts to transform many of its services electronically to better cater for the needs of the community. The move is also meant to consolidate its position as a UAE leading entity promoting social awareness and progress according to the tolerant teachings of Islam. It is also meant to bolster its role of building mosques and memorization centres, managing Hajj and Umrah affairs, investing in Waqf (endowment), issuing Fatwa, amongst other activities.

The smart phone and tablet enabled services also include Qibla direction, e-Fatwa, comprehensive information on Haj and Umra for pilgrims, including access to the official Haj delegation, Friday sermon postings and an interactive interface for the public to contribute ideas and topics, publications and  Waqf services for donors.

Awqaf will also promote its website registered under an Arabic domain and the newly developed official call center, 800AWQAF, designed for providing comprehensive solutions for customer relationship management. The centre runs on MS Dynamics 2011.

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