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an inalienable endowment of land that specifies it be used for religious or charitable purposes
Origin: A transliteration of the .
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A waqf also spelled wakf, is, under the context of 'sadaqah', an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law, typically donating a building or plot of land or even cash for Muslim religious or charitable purposes. The donated assets are held by a charitable trust. The grant is known as mushrut-ul-khidmat, while a person making such dedication is known as wakif.
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