Mussalman wakf validating act 1913

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The decision does not fix any limit of time, it simply says "some period of time or other".

It does not define what is "substantial dedication".

Such a wakf was invalid before the Act, and would also be invalid under the Act.

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,- (1) “Wakf” means the permanent dedication by a person professing the Mussalman faith of any property for any purpose recognized by the Mussalman law as religious, pious or charitable.

Manipur and Tripura are full-fledged States now, see Act 81 of 1971.

Nizamuddin, LR 19 Ind App 170, where it was laid down that a gift is not good as wakf unless there is a substantial dedication of the property to charitable uses at some period of time or other.

The Mussalman Wakf Validating Act, 1913, which came into effect from 17th March, 1913, was not retrospective, i.e., it did not apply to wakfs created before the date.

The Mussalman Wakf Act, 1930 gave a retrospective effect to the Wakf Act, 1913.

The following is the text of the Mussalman Wakf Validating Act.

1913: An Act to declare the rights of Mussalmans to make settlements of property by way of “Wakf” in favour of their families, children and descendants.

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