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Shri Narendra Modi
Hon'ble Prime Minister
Of India
Shri Yogi Aditya Nath
Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Of Uttar Pradesh
Shri Om Prakash Rajbhar
Cabinet Minister,
Minorities Welfare Waqfs and Haj in U.P Shia Central Waqf Board, Lucknow
Mr. Danish Azad Ansari
U.P State Minister,
Minorities Welfare Waqfs and Haj in U.P Shia Central Waqf Board, Lucknow
Shri Kiren Rijiju
Minister of Minorities Government of India
Shri Ali Zaidi
Hon'ble Chairman,
U.P Shia Central Waqf Board, Lucknow


The doctrine of waqf is interwoven with the entire religious life and social economy of the muslims all over the world and has laid down the foundation of one of the most important institution of the community. Considering the number of Waqf throughout the country and the resources they can generate Waqf can become a strong instrument not only for the preservation of religious, charitable and philanthropic institutions but also for the educational and economic development of the community. The term Waqf denotes an endowment which is to be used solely for the purposes recognized under Islamic Law as pious, religious or charitable. Such an endowment which usually is a property, is managed by an administrator called mutawalli. The term ‘Mutawalli’ includes, a committee of management.

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Ali Zaidi Made a Clean Sweep in The Waqf Board Election

With a completely new start, the Shia community has witnessed fair election on 15th of November 2021, which has designated a philanthropist cum businessman Janab Ali Zaidi as an uncontested Chairman for the Board in the presence of honorable members of the Shia Waqf Board. Janab Ali Zaidi has become a celebrated name among the Shia Community and it has placed hopes in him after experiencing the bitterness of the controversial past. So the result of this election is perceived as the dawn of judicious affairs by the community. Tones of compliments and wishes to Janab Ali Zaidi from the entire community, and May he be blessed with the strength for the perfect mentorship by the Supreme Being.