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  Waqf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A waqf (Arabic: وقف, plural awqāf) is an inalienable religious endowment in Islam, typically devoting a building or plot of land for Muslim religious or charitable purposes.
The practice of declaring property as waqf gained considerable currency due to the practice in many Muslim states of expropriating the properties of important persons, especially officials, when they died or were disgraced.
The Muslim administrative body responsible for the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem is often referred to as "the waqf".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waqf   (211 words)

  
 Waqf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A waqf is a religious endowment in Islam, typically devoting a building or plot of land for Muslim religious purposes.
The practice of declaring property as waqf may also have its origins in the ancient Islamic estate law, whereby a man's property reverted to the nation's ruler upon the man's death, unlike in other cultures wherein a man's descendants or designees inherit.
The waqf is commonly used to refer to the Muslim administrative body currently responsible for the area of the Temple Mount.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/w/wa/waqf.html   (118 words)

  
 Waqf
Hence, the waqf is considered as a part of the mosque or the institution.
Waqfs were vital to the religious parts of the society before the establishment of modern states in the Muslim world.
The Muslim part of the origin of the waqfs, is a bit obscure, and waqfs are seldom mentioned in the Sunna.
i-cias.com /e.o/waqf.htm   (353 words)

  
 waqaf_mainpage
The word waqf is used in Islam in the meaning of holding certain property and preserving it for the confined benefit of certain philanthropy and prohibiting any use or disposition of it outside that specific objective.
Since waqf is a voluntary act of benevolence, condi­tions specified by the founder must be fulfilled to their letter as long as they do not contradict or violate any of the Sharicah rulings.
This implies that revenues of waqf should exclusively be used for the objective stipulated by its founder and this may not be changed by management or supervisory courts as long as the objec­tive is compatible with Sharicah on one hand and is still feasible on the other hand.
islamic-world.net /economic/waqf/waqaf_mainpage.html   (2052 words)

  
 A Waqf for Prayers
The invalidity of a waqf created for the waqif's benefit reveals the invalidity of a large number of such waqfs in the villages of Jabal (Lebanon) which have been created by their waqifs to meet the expenses of the prayers to be offered posthumously on their behalf.
If a waqf is a gift and a charity, the waqif is the giver of that gift and charity, and it is obvious that any sane and mature adult free of financial disability is free to grant from his property whatever he wishes to anyone in any manner he chooses.
Because the presence of such a condi tion abrogates the deed creating the waqf, the waqf will be left without a deed, while the presumption is that it is not executed without a deed.
huquq.com /maghniyah/a_waqf_for_prayers.htm   (1304 words)

  
 ISLAMIC ‘WAQF ENDOWMENT’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
More than that, we realize that a big part of Waqf endowment is devoted to moral and educational benefits, for the growth of man, purification of his soul, and improvement of his intellectual and behavioral standards.
Waqf movement also participates in absorbing manpower and lessening unemployment, which is a clear participation to development.
Moreover, Waqf endowment activity in our era is in need of the development of Islamic law-making as to waqf canons, situations, and problems, so that bequest will not remain prisoner of efforts, conditions and norms established for specific time and circumstances.
www.isesco.org.ma /pub/Eng/WAQF/Chap6.htm   (2398 words)

  
 WAQF (CHARITABLE ISLAMIC TRUST) -Under sustained controversy in India?
Waqf being part of Muslim Personal Law became a politically sensitive issue in post-Independence era and hence the successive governments always mainntained an extra cautious approach to ensure that their actions are not viewed as interference in Muslim Personal Law.
The Central Waqf Council is constituted by the Central Government by appointing twenty members from a cross section of eminent personalities that include representatives of Muslim organisations, members of Parliament, chairpersons of Waqf Boards, former judges of Supreme Court and High Courts, Mutwallis, eminent scholars in Muslim Law and persons having experience in administration.
Waqf Boards' decisions are often challenged by Mutwallis in Waqf Tribunals or other Courts of Law either to negate or to delay the decision to remain in possession of Waqf properties.
www.saag.org /papers12/paper1136.html   (3436 words)

  
 The Following Excerpts Concerning the waqf have been drawn from:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whereas relatively small waqfs tended to be established haphazardly, when sultans, members of their households, and other dignitaries endowed massive charitable complexes, they typically did so in accordance with state priorities and implicitly as instruments of state policy.
A further impetus to the formation of cash waqfs came from cash-rich individuals seeking to establish steady revenue streams to finance charitable services whose expenses were expected to remain roughly constant, for example, schools whose primary expense would consist of teacher salaries.
Where a waqf of immovables might have its capital tied up in an increasingly unproductive farm, a cash waqf’s commitment to a particular sector was limited only by its loan periods.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /~amcdouga/Hist323/waqf.htm   (3271 words)

  
 ISLAMIC ‘WAQF ENDOWMENT’
Thus, external growth is the new Waqf that joins the stock of Waqf and represents one of its resources.
This spontaneous development, and this self growth or self-sufficiency at least, enable Waqf and its functions to persist in spite of the difficult conditions characterizing the religious and secular life of society.
Lately, the Association of Waqfs was obliged to lay off ninety of its employees, and give up Sadki Hospital, which the association used to run as one of its charitable works, to the government.
www.isesco.org.ma /pub/Eng/WAQF/Chap5.htm   (3044 words)

  
 Articles: Muhammad `Ali'S Tax Inspectors - Historical Text Archive
And they measured the waqf properties, noting the names of their lands separately, including the threshing floors and land not fit for cultivation and lands which could be reclaimed but which were not actually being cultivated or were uncultivable.
When this was done they reckoned the land in the new faddan, showing an increase in the area, and proceeded to tax it at the rate of 15 or 14 or 12 or 11 or 10 riyals per faddan, according to the nature of the region and the quality of the soil.
As for the waqf property devoted to alms and charity, and to the upkeep of mosques, fountains, libraries, and other philanthropic works, they too were measured in the new unit and all the resulting excess was taken over by the government.
historicaltextarchive.com /sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=14   (1443 words)

  
 Temple Mount in Jerusalem
The Waqf, the religious Muslim endowment that rules the Temple Mount, decided to banish archaeological supervision after the 'Tunnel Riots' in September 1996, during the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Waqf was found guilty of 35 transgressions, but due to the sensitivity of the case it was referred to the national government to undertake further proceedings.
The expectation was expressed that the Waqf would not break the rules again, but they were already being broken again at the moment of the verdict.
www.jewishmag.com /42mag/templemount/templemount.htm   (3359 words)

  
 Rules Regarding Waqf
A private Waqf will be valid when the property which has been waqfed is given away, at the disposal of beneficiaries of the first category, or their representative or guardian.
If one part of a property has been waqfed and the other part is not, and the property is undivided, the Mujtahid, or the trustee of the Waqf, or the beneficiaries can divide the property and separate the Waqf part in consultation with the experts.
If a person waqfs some property for the repairs of a mosque, and the Imam of the congregation, and the Mu'azzin, and if the quantity for each has been specified by the donor, it should be spent in the same manner.
majalla.org /books/law/268.html   (1057 words)

  
 waqaf_financing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The idea of Waqf itself is also a principle that entails generous applications in the direction of developing the non-profit, non-governmental sector and increasing the quantity of welfare services that aim at improving the socio-economic welfare of a society.
The purpose of this kind of Waqf may be a general philanthropy, such as educational schools or a private philanthropy, such as a guest house for the descendents of the founder.
The first Waqf on which the Fuqaha established most of their rulings is the Waqf of ‘Umar in Khaibar and it was a Waqf for social assistance to the poor and needy and wayfarers.
islamic-world.net /economic/waqf/waqaf_financing.html   (10711 words)

  
 Waqaf and Meaning of Abbreviated Words in the Qur'aan
WAQF means to pause or to make a stop by breaking off the breath at the end of a word.
Waqf-e-kaafi means to make Waqf (to pause) at the end or a word which has a relationship in the context of the meaning to the words preceding and succeeding it, but has no grammatical connection with the words before or after it, e.g.
Waqf is made on the word 'Bismi' which appears in 'Bismillah'.
www.alinaam.org.za /dquraan/waqf.htm   (1056 words)

  
 The Declaration
This implies that a waqf created by a child, irrespective of his being discerning or not, is invalid, and neither is the guardian is entitled to create a waqf on his behalf, nor is the qa~i empowered to act as a guardian in this regard or to allow the creation of such a waqf.
Hence if a declaration signifying the creation of waqf is made by a person who is intoxicated, unconscious, or asleep, or is made in jest, the recital will be void, because of the principle of un changed status of the ownership of the property.
Regarding a waqf in favor of a foetus, the Shaafi'ee, Imámi and \anbalí schools consider it invalid, because a foetus is incapable of owning property until it is born alive.
huquq.com /maghniyah/declaration.htm   (2072 words)

  
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But, if Waqf is created for some persons who are present at that time, and also for the persons who will be born later, even if they may not be in the womb of their mothers when the Waqf was made, it will be in order.
But for any such steps taken to safeguard the interest of the Waqf, or the interest of future generations, like repairing or hiring it for the benefit of the future generation, permission from the Mujtahid is necessary.
If a person Waqfs a property, for example, for the poor, or for the Sayyids, or he Waqfs it for charitable purposes, and does not appoint the trustee for the Waqf, the discretion with regard to that Waqf rests with the Mujtahid.
www.al-islam.org /laws/waqf.html   (1064 words)

  
 Preface
Moreover, the religious nature of the institution of waqf, made the British to believe that their political survival depended on a policy of total non-interference in waqf matters.
In India, for example, once the policy of decentralization was followed and consequently separate waqf enactment existed in Bengal, Bihar, U.P, J and K and Delhi, whereas now there is a single federal waqf law extending to the whole of the country, except Jammu and Kashmir.
In Pakistan, on the contrary, there was till recently a federal waqf legislation for the whole of the country, but now each of the four Provinces has a separate waqf law.
www.iosworld.org /publ-12.htm   (1821 words)

  
 Rules of Waqf (Endowment)
Also, Waqf should start from the time of reciting the formula; so, if he says: “This property will be Waqf after my death,” it is void because it was not Waqf since the time of reciting the formula until his death, unless he makes a will for this purpose.
If a person Waqfs a property, for example, for the poor, or for the Sayyids, or he Waqfs it for charitable purposes, and does not appoint the trustee for the Waqf, the discretion with regard to that Waqf rests with the Shia judge.
If a person Waqfs a property for a particular group, like, his descendants, so that every generation should benefit from it successively, the trustee of the Waqf leases it out, and then dies, the lease will not become void, if the interests of Waqf and the next generation are considered.
lankarani.com /eng/tal/tawdhih-al-masael/endowment.htm   (882 words)

  
 The Destruction of the Temple Mount Antiquities, by Mark Ami-El
However, the activities by the Muslim Waqf and the Israeli Muslim movement on the Temple Mount represent an unprecedented attempt to deny any legitimacy to the ancient Jewish heritage in Jerusalem.
According to a Waqf worker who participated in the construction in 1996, stones with decorations and inscriptions were recut so that markings were destroyed.
The Waqf has placed some scaffolding there to try to hold up the wall, but is doing no work to repair it.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp483.htm   (3638 words)

  
 The Hindu : National : Waqf ban on speeches draws flak
SRINAGAR: The move by the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board to strictly enforce the ban on speeches by political leaders in the shrines and mosques under its control has evoked strong opposition from both mainstream and separatist political parties.
"Waqf Board belongs to the Muslims of Kashmir and Government should not interfere in its functioning," he told a Friday congregation at the Jamia Masjid.
However, Waqf Board Chief Executive Iftikhar Andrabi says there is nothing new about what "they call the ban." The Waqf Act of 2003 is much clear that no shrine or mosque can be used by a person or a group for political purposes." Mr.
www.hindu.com /2005/08/28/stories/2005082800740700.htm   (560 words)

  
 BAHISHTI ZEWAR-WAQF
Such possessions should be made waqf for the benefit of the poor and needy.
This person should ensure that all the income of that property or building is spent as stipulated by the person who had made it waqf.
It will have to be used for the purpose for which it was made waqf and cannot be used in any other manner.
www.muslimkids.8m.net /WAQF.htm   (1444 words)

  
 The Modern Destruction of the Temple Mount by Richard Benkin
The Waqf has proceeded on two fronts: one to de-Judaize the Mount and another to Islamicize it, although their actions often aim toward both at once.
One Waqf employee, who participated in the 1996 construction, testified that workers finding stones with decorations and inscriptions were ordered to turn them over to the Waqf.
The Waqf employee specifically identified stones marked with a five-pointed star, used as far back as the second century BCE by the Hasmonean dynasty.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/Modern_Destruction.htm   (2620 words)

  
 The Temple Mount In the News
WAQF WORKS GO ON Despite Jerusalem Affairs Minister Chaim Ramon's announcement today that the Waqf construction works on the Temple Mount have ceased, Knesset Members touring the site this morning learned that such is not the case.
But it was too late: At least 100 trucks, hired by the Moslem Waqf, had already begun a sudden midnight mission to transport tons of dirt filled with unsifted and unexamined artifacts and dump it in the Kidron Valley.
The dirt was the by-product of the ongoing illegal Waqf construction activity at Solomon's Stables under the Temple Mount.
www.har-habayt.org /aruz7.html   (5566 words)

  
 Who started the Al Aksa Intifada?
Masonry stone blocks from various structures demolished by the Muslim Waqf in the course of the Waqf's excavations on the Temple Mount lay at the foot of the Kidron dumps.
The background for this decision is the Waqf’s plan to pave another large area in additional to the 1600 square meters that was already paved.
The Waqf is complaining that Israel is putting a siege on the Mount, and threats that this may bring the whole area to a conflict.
www.eretzyisroel.org /~jkatz/alaksa.html   (3997 words)

  
 Moment Magazine - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Waqf must be told that we have tolerance for their worship, but they will not be allowed to kick aside our history." The Waqf persisted, however, and Israel did nothing as tractors and bulldozers did their work and dump trucks carried away the dirt.
But their conclusion is ominous: "The problem is a source of danger in the medium term (in a range of a number of years)." If the wall collapses, the Muslims are sure to blame it on the adjacent Israeli excavations, however far-fetched the charge may be.
But the Waqf has recently announced that it is going to clean the underground installations on the Mount that have not been explored by a Westerner since Warren's survey in the 1860s.
www.momentmag.com /archive/june02/feat2.html   (2498 words)

  
 Waqf Movement
The memorandum demanded the dissolution of the Waqf Board conducting a Central Bureau enquiry into the mass irregularities of the Waqf Board and the conservation of the Waqf buildings.
The attitude of the Government is vivid proof that it is solely responsible for the irregularities in the Waqf Board.
The "Waqf Movement" or "Tehreek-e-Awqaf" which is going on in Lucknow under the Leadership of Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad has achieved a nominal success till date.
www.pasdaranehusain.com /waqf.html   (811 words)

  
 Taj now Waqf property, ASI to move court : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Wednesday rejected the Archaeological Survey of India’s contentions and declared the Taj Mahal as Waqf property.
Waqf boards manage mosques and graveyards all over the country.
The board, however, said Shahjehan had dedicated it as Waqf property along with 30 villages of Akbarabad and Nagar Chand and added that Shahjehan had personally appointed the first administrator of the tomb.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1429943,0008.htm   (511 words)

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