- n. alternative spelling of waqf.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Moham. Law) The granting or dedication of property in trust for a pious purpose, that is, to some object that tends to the good of mankind, as to support a mosque or caravansary, to provide for support of one's family, kin, or neighbors, to benefit some particular person or persons and afterward the poor, etc.; also, the trust so created, or the property in trust.
“Another and considerable source of exemption from taxation is land which has been made wakf, that is, dedicated to religious purposes, such as land attached to mosques.”
“As it often happens in the East, these libraries are all wakf, that is, have been presented to some mosque by its founder, or entailed upon some private family, so that the books cannot be alienated.”
“Some were in rented rooms, funded by local or Diaspora Jews; others were in rooms or buildings endowed to the various communities in religious trust (hekdesh or wakf).”
“I wanted only 'mulk' or freehold land; and 'wakf' (land held in tail or mortmain) of various and awful kinds is much more common.”
“The property of the gardens is either mulk or wakf; the former, if they belong to an individual; the latter, if they belong to the mosque, or any of the medreses or pious foundations, from which they are farmed, at very long leases, by the people of Medina themselves, who re-let them on shorter terms to the cultivators.”
“Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah who is also the Chairman of the Board decided to revise the rentals of all wakf”
“The very intention of wakf property was to use the revenue generated for the welfare of poor Muslims.”
“BJP-ruled States to take urgent steps to end encroachment or illegal occupation of wakf property.”
“Khurshid also dismissed the contention of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board that the amendment in the Wakf act making the registration of wakf properties mandatory can affect”
“Khurshid, however, felt that these issues should have been raised earlier when the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) was looking into the issue of wakf reforms.”
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