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Othman Bin Affan’s Waqf

Othman Bin Affan’s Waqf

Othman bin Affan’s waqf of ‘Romaa’ well in Madina is one of the earliest awqaf, known also as Othman‘s well and farm. From 1925 the Ministry of Awqaf took responsibility of it, and then the farm beginning from 1952 was rented to the Ministry of Agriculture. Historical texts show other waqfs of Othman including extending the Prophet’s mosque in Madina.…

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A Palm-tree as waqf

A Palm-tree as waqf

Waqfs can be as specific as one palm-tree whose produce went to support individuals or to the poor. This document is from 1200 c. H. Madina. Here the word used for waqf is sabl. Other examples also from Gulf could be found in Bahrain, published by Ahmed Mubarak Salem. Origin: Madina, Saudi Arabia .1200 c. H. / 18 c. Source:…

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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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