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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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A manumitted slave-woman deeds land to her freed women slaves

A manumitted slave-woman deeds land to her freed women slaves

Origin: Egypt – 1282 H. /1866                 Source: National Archives of Egypt Description: Women as beneficiaries and as establishers of waqf: this was common practice from major buildings like madrasas, mausoleums and mosques, smaller waifs to benefit communities and small waqfs to benefit family and poor. In this document, a manumitted slave-woman deeds land to three of her freed women slaves…

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