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Wakf, 'wakf' means the permanent dedication by a person professing Islam of any movable or immovable property for any purpose recognised by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable and includes, - (i) a wakf by user; (ii) grants (including mashrut-ul-khidmat) for any purpose recognised by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable; and (iii) a wakf-alal-aulad to the extent to which the property is dedicated for any purpose recognised by Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable; and 'wakif' means any person making such dedication, Board of Muslim Wakfs v. Radha Kishan, AIR 1979 SC 289 (293): (1979) 2 SCC 468: (1979) 2 SCR 148. Means the permanent dedication by a person professing Islam, of any movable or immovable property for any purpose recognised by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable and includes: (i) a wakf by user but such wakf shall not cease to be a wakf by reason only of the user having ceased irrespective of the period of such cesser; (ii) 'grants', including mashrut-ul-khidmat for any purpose recognised by the Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable; and (iii) a wakf-alal-aulad to the extent to which the property is dedicated for any purpose recognised by Muslim law as pious, religious or charitable, and 'wakf' means any person making such dedication. [Wakf Act, 1995 (43 of 1995), s. 3(r)] If there is specific dedication of any property for any purpose recognised by Muslim law as religious or charitable, to that extent it is wakf, Begum Asma Jafar Imam v. State of Bihar, AIR 1975 Pat 48 (54). [Wakf Act, 1954, s. 3(1)(iii)]

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