Definitions

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  • noun Islam an inalienable endowment of land that specifies it be used for religious or charitable purposes

Etymologies

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A transliteration of the Arabic وقف.

Examples

  • But the contrary-minded, mercurial shah made several magnificent charitable religious donations, called waqf, to support shrines, from which the present exhibition benefits.

    A New Look at the Old Iran

  • Before the creation of Israel, as much as one-tenth of all territory in the Holy Land was managed as part of an Islamic endowment known as the waqf, bequeathed by Muslims for religious and charitable purposes.

    MRZine.org

  • The complex will be managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and its revenue will be placed in a "waqf," or Islamic trust, devoted to the development and maintenance of Muslim holy sites, Arkubi said.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Iraq's Department of Antiquities and the Iraqi Shi'i "waqf", which controls religious heritage sites in the country, has stated that the historic tomb does not belong to Iraq's dwindling Jewish community.

    Religion News Blog

  • He said that his is a voluntary organization that tries to help coordinate between individuals and groupings of Palestinian Muslim citizens of Israel and the Jordanian waqf authorities and the Israeli bridge officials.

    Daoud Kuttab: Jordan's Crossing Point Heats Up

  • For years, Israeli citizens who wished to travel to the Saudi holy places made arrangements with the Jordanian waqf authorities in East Jerusalem; they are permitted through the King Hussein Bridge based on lists approved by both Saudi and Jordanian authorities.

    Daoud Kuttab: Jordan's Crossing Point Heats Up

  • Political Islam considers the entire historical Palestine to be a Muslim waqf (endowment) that no one is allowed to negotiate.

    Daoud Kuttab: Palestinians Reject Israel's Racist Demands

  • He said that his is a voluntary organization that tries to help coordinate between individuals and groupings of Palestinian Muslim citizens of Israel and the Jordanian waqf authorities and the Israeli bridge officials.

    Daoud Kuttab: Jordan's Crossing Point Heats Up

  • Political Islam considers the entire historical Palestine to be a Muslim waqf (endowment) that no one is allowed to negotiate.

    Daoud Kuttab: Palestinians Reject Israel's Racist Demands

  • For years, Israeli citizens who wished to travel to the Saudi holy places made arrangements with the Jordanian waqf authorities in East Jerusalem; they are permitted through the King Hussein Bridge based on lists approved by both Saudi and Jordanian authorities.

    Daoud Kuttab: Jordan's Crossing Point Heats Up

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