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Dishes and Plates Waqf in Damascus

Dishes and Plates Waqf in Damascus

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…

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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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Women as nazir of waqf against Men

Women as nazir of waqf against Men

Two documents from Damascus court showing women as nazir (administrator) of waqf against men and the court decides that she is more qualified. Other examples of women as waqf donor and as nazir and other reasons of change from men to women administrators could be checked at the source: p. 151-219, and in particular: 157-158, 205. Origin: Damascus, Syria –…

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Lepers Waqf in Damascus

Lepers Waqf in Damascus

A special waqf for the sake of lepers (gentlemen or fellowship) in Damascus. The waqf includes: a farm and surrounded land. The document is stating the rent of the property for the tree years, for 4 piasters ‘asadeyah’ per year. Where this revenue services the lepers. Origin: Damascus, Syria – 1709. Source: كاميليا أبوجبل وسمر بهلوان. المرجع في حوادث دمشق…

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