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What is a Waqf

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•It is also known as hubous or mortmain property, is an inalienable charitable endowment under Islamic law
•which typically involves donating a building, plot of land or other assets for Muslim religious or charitable purposes with no intention of reclaiming the assets
•A non-Muslim can also create a waqf but the individual must profess Islam and the objective of creating the waqf has to be Islamic.
Waqf Board : It is a juristic person with power to acquire and hold property and to transfer any such property.
•The board can sue and be sued in a court as it is recognised as a legal entity or juristic person.
[Sunni Waqf Board has offered to drop its claim to the disputed temple-mosque site in Ayodhya and has no objection to the land being taken over by the government for a Ram Temple, a mediation panel of the Supreme Court has said in its report]

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