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Islamic countries have no Waqf board claim is baseless

Islamic countries have no Waqf board claim is baseless

More than 100 people have shared an image showing breaking news plates of Apb News with the caption: “There is no Waqf Board anywhere in 56 Islamic countries, why is it only in the secular country of India?

“There is no Waqf board anywhere in 56 Islamic countries, why is it only in secular country India? If you understand, it will be good” reads a tweet with the photograph that has garnered over 100 retweets (here). The same post can also be found on Facebook (here) (here) (here).

Similarly, many other users have shared this claim.

Fact Check

Many Islamic countries around the world have their own waqf boards. The official site of the Indonesian waqf board can be viewed here. In Egypt, there is a dedicated Ministry of Awqaf of Egypt that manages the religious endowments.

Same, if we look at Bangladesh, they also have a Waqf Administrator Office under the Ministry of Religious Affairs which administers the waqf.

Some other Muslim countries like Pakistan, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Iran have bodies to administer Waqf.

Truth

Based on our research, we rate ALTERED an image that purports to show “there is no Waqf board anywhere in 56 Islamic countries, why is it only in secular country India.” is misleading.

What is Waqf board?

The term “waqf” denotes an endowment to be used only for purposes recognized by Islamic law as pious, religious or charitable. Such an endowment, which is usually property, is managed by an administrator called a mutawalli. The term ‘Mutawalli’ includes a management committee.

According to Islam, it is the property that is now available for religious or charitable purposes only, and any other use or sale of the property is prohibited. According to Sharia law, once the Waqf is established and the property is dedicated to the Waqf, it remains Waqf property forever.

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