IN the canton of Khaibar a piece of land had Omar acquired by Allah’s firm hand; mused he to put it to the best pious use; so soon the Holy Prophet(Muhammad) did he choose;
Knowing not what to do, he sought his advise whose words are even true and wise; Declared the Prophet with exquisite grace; “Tie up the property and devote apace .The usufruct to human beings throughout, it produce to thy children, thy kindred devout, forgetting not the poor in the way of god, not to sell, nor to gift but to vest in Lord”
The recent addition of the Wakf (Amendment) Act, 2013 has brought in a new and organized way to manage more than four lakh registered wakf properties. Under the amended provisions, encroachment on wakf property has been made a cognisable and non-bailable offence that could attract up to two years’ rigorous imprisonment. The Act puts the onus on State governments to ensure that wakf boards are set up and function effectively. Steps to ensure better accountability on the part of the boards have been incorporated. A statutory obligation to ensure flow of information from State wakf boards and State governments to the Central Wakf Council has been incorporated.
At Lex-Pioneers we are dedicated team providing various services relating to wakf matters including appearance and pleading in High Court and Supreme Court. We are the standing council for more than a decade for the Karnataka State Board of Wakfs.