"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-
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.
mushrut-ul-khidmat for any purpose recognised by the Muslim law as pious,
religious or charitable and
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.
Karnataka State Board Of Wakfs
The Karnataka State Board of Wakfs is a
statutory body constituted under the Wakf Act 1995 which is a Central Act.
27,548 Wakfs are registered with the Board. These include Mosques and the rest
are Dargahs, Idgahs, Khabrastans (burial grounds), Ashoorkhanas, Orphanages,
The Board is made up of nominated and
elected members from various categories and the Chairman is elected by the
members. The staff of the Board is headed by the Chief Executive Officer who is
a KAS Officer in the Senior scale. There are District Wakf Advisory Committee
Offices in all the 30 districts of the State.
The Board exercises powers of
superintendence and control over all the wakf institutions. The Board appoints
Muthawallies and managing committees to the Wakf institutions from time to time
after election or nomination by Jamaath as per their Scheme of Management. All
the Wakf institutions are required to submit their Budget Estimate and
financial accounts to the Board and the Board undertakes audit of the major
institutions. The financial transaction of the Board itself is audited by the
Government (State Accounts Dept.) and the Accountant General. The Board takes
various steps to protect Wakf properties from encroachment and unauthorized
occupation. The Board gives the administrative and legal support to the Wakf
institutions who carry out their developmental and socio welfare activities.