Haryana Waqf Board

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Haryana Waqf Board
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Haryana
Headquarters50, Sardar Patel Marg, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, 133001
29°24′30″N 76°29′23″E / 29.40833°N 76.48972°E / 29.40833; 76.48972
Agency executive

Haryana Waqf Board is a statutory board of the Government of Haryana in India.


Central Wakf Council was set up by the Government of India's Ministry of Minority Affairs,[1] as an Indian statutory body in 1964 under Wakf Act, 1954 (now a sub section the Wakf Act, 1995) for the purpose of advising it on matters pertaining to working of the State Wakf Boards and proper administration of the Wakfs in the country. Wakf is a permanent dedication of movable or immovable properties for religious, pious or charitable purposes as recognized by Muslim Law, given by philanthropists. The grant is known as mushrut-ul-khidmat, while a person making such dedication is known as Wakf.[2][3][4]

Prior to 1966 when Haryana became a separate state, the State of Haryana was under the Punjab Waqf Board. The States of Punjab, India, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh created own separate Waqf Boards.[5]

The separate Haryana Waqf Board, was established by the Government of Haryana state under Central Wakf Council, under section 13 (1) of the Haryana Waqf Act, 1995 (Act No. 43 of 1995) on 1 August 2003 vide Government of Haryana Notification No. 18/2/96-3JJ (I), dated 1.8.2003.[5]


The Haryana Waqf Board earned an income or INR 28.62 crore (INR 286 million) in 2012-13. It manages 12,505 waqf properties in Haryana state, including 4272 Mosques in the State of which 365 have been surveyed by the Waqf board. It pays monthly salary to 333 Imams, pension to poor Muslim widows, scholarships to poor Muslim students and operates Ghausia Dispensary in Panipat.[5]

Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Faridabad-cum- Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Waqf Board addressed the AGM on 13 September 2016, with annual report of works done & achievements achieved for serving the community and securing waqf lands & generating whopping record breaking revenue collection of Rs. 18.68 Crore for the year ending 2016.

According to Dr. Qureshi the board has decided to increase the revenue by over 20 per cent. Spreading education among Muslims has been the prime objective of the board. To achieve this target, it has decided to open three more schools. During the last financial year, Rs 2.03 crore was spent on educational activities. The board has decided to nearly double the education budget to over Rs 4 crore.

He said, "It is a matter of concern that not much is being spent on health care facilities. Just a few lakhs of rupees are being spent. The board will increase the budget for health care. We have been facing some issues due to the Waqf Amendment Act, 2013. If the Act is amended, the board will manage to generate more revenue".

The CEO Dr Qureshi said since 2003, 846 encroached upon Waqf properties had �been recovered through courts or by way of compromise.

Educational Institutes[edit]

More than 390 privately managed madrasas, 7 schools and a college are being given supplementary financial assistance from the Board. Following are owned and operated by Haryana Waqf board.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Members". CFC website. Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Introduction Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine Tamilnadu Wakf Board website.
  3. ^ Ariff, Mohamed (1991). The Islamic voluntary sector in Southeast Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 42. ISBN 981-3016-07-8.
  4. ^ Gupta, K.R.; Amita Gupta (2006). Concise encyclopaedia of India, (Volume 1). Atlantic Publishers. p. 191. ISBN 81-269-0637-5.
  5. ^ a b c d Haryana Waqf Board

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