I am glad to know that the Maharashtra State Board of Waqf has designed a website and is publishing details of information about Waqf institution and properties for the knowledge of public.
Maharashtra has 92000 acres of land as Waqf properties worth few thousand crores. If developed, these properties can generate annual return of few hundred crores. This can bring a sea change in the lives of poor and downtrodden.
We are committed for this cause.
My Best wishes for this cause.
Minister of State for Waqf
“Waqf“ means the permanent dedication by a person professing Islam, of any movable or immovable property for any purpose recognized by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable and includes:
- A Waqf by user but such Waqf shall not cease to be a Waqf by reason only of the user having ceased irrespective of the period of such cesser.
- “grants”, including mushrut-ul-khidmat for any purpose recognized by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable.
- A waqf-alal-aulad to the extent to which the property is dedicated for any purpose recognized by Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable and “wakif” means any person making such dedication.