This type of waqf is proving a public service for the community, by lending dishes, plates, pots and other cooking and dinner ware to whoever need, especially in feasts occasions. Three documents are available from Othman Damascus, two are stating that the waqf was specifically for the shoemakers’ community. The two documents stated the waqf place in ‘Souq el-Qawafeen’ (shoemakers market) in Damascus. Lastly, one document details the number of dishes and plates by 300 pieces, beside other bowls and cooking ware of different weights and sizes, but here it was rented to one person per year and the revenue is for the waqf.

Origin: Damascus, Syria – 18th cen.

Source: كاميليا أبوجبل وسمر بهلوان. المرجع في حوادث دمشق اليومية. دمشق: جامعة دمشق، 2012: ص 319؛ 323؛ 342. عن: سجلات محكمة دمشق الشرعية. سجلات 305، 193، 591.

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