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Waqf for War Prisoners Ransom

Waqf for War Prisoners Ransom

This waqf known by the Date House is for one service: paying ransoms of any war captives. The waqf was donated by al-Qadi al-Fadil Abdul Rahim al-Bisani, Saladin’s minister (died 556 H / 1199). It consisted of a big number of storehouses, houses, shops, and other properties that was rented and generating revenues.  Origin: Egypt – 6th cen. H /…

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Hostel for Poor Christians

Hostel for Poor Christians

The document shows a court judgment against a Muslim who said that the land is included in the mosque space and waqf, by giving the right for poor Arminian Christians who’s the land is a waqf for them and was used then as a hostel near the church. Another early christen waqf example with Islamic traditions could be checked here.…

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Waqf from Qatar

Waqf from Qatar

A document by an owner of four buildings and a land in Doha stating that he sold it to the head of Sharia’ court in Qatar: Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud. Then a marginal note by Al Mahmoud stating that the building ownership moved to the Awqaf of Qatar in Doha. Origin: Doha, Qatar – 1969 Source: Ministry of Endowments…

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