Telangana State Wakf Board

Telangana State Wakf Board (formerly A.P. State Wakf Board), is a constituted Board established by the 1954 Central Act to manage, regulate and protect the exclusive affairs of Muslim endowment (Wakf) properties, Wakf institutions and Marriage Records of the Muslim community of Telangana, India. It is generally known and writes under the name and style of Muslim Wakf Board.

Telangana State Waqf Board
PurposeManagement, regulation and to protect endowment properties of Muslims in Telangana, India
HeadquartersCentral Waqf Council, New Delhi-110017
Region served
Official language
English, Telugu and Urdu
Mohammed Masiullah Khan.
Main organ
AffiliationsMinister of State for Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of Telangana

The then chairman of A.P State Wakf Board Mr. Syed Ahamed Ali (Alhaj Syed Ahamed Ali) during the time of the then Chief Minister Mr. N.T.Rama Rao. Mr. Ahamed Ali who was initially a businessman worked very efficiently during his tenure as Wakf Board Chairman. He was a key person in establishing Imdad Ghar in Vijayawada which is now a major source of revenue for Wakf Board in Vijayawada.

It was formerly known as Umoor-E-Mazhabi established in 1396 and Fasli during the Nizams rule in Hyderabad State.[1]



Muslim Wakf Board was constituted under provisions of Wakf Act in July 1996. Andhra Pradesh has the distinction of being the first state in India to have framed elections rules under this Act and conducted elections and, thus, the A.P.S. Wakf Board has the distinction of being the first board in the country to have been constituted under the provisions of the new Act. Under the provisions of Wakf Act 1995 the Wakf Board is a corporate body having perpetual succession.



Telangana state wakf board is headed by Chairman of Wakf board, under the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of Telangana.[2]

During Nizams


His Exalted Highness the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad promulgated a regulation of 1349 Fasli, known as Hyderabad Endowment Regulations under which a Nazim Umoor E Mazhabi (Director, Ecclesiastical Department) was appointed to supervise Wakf administration on behalf of the government. These regulations though brief, provided for every important aspect of Wakf administration in the erstwhile Hyderabad government. It contained 16 sections and provided for registration of Wakf properties, maintenance of Kitab Ul Awqaf (Wakf Register) (S3-11) in the prescribed manner by the Nazim.[1]

The unique feature of the Hyderabad Endowment Regulations, 1349 Fasli was its secular character which provided for registration and the supervision of not only the Hindu and Muslim Wakfs but endowments of all religions. Therefore, the rules made under these regulations were very exhaustive, numbering about 525.[1]


Region Number of institutions Area in acres
Telangana 32,157(90%) 77,538 (53.3%)
Rayalaseema 1,616 (4.5%) 27,044 (18.6%)
Andhra 1,930 (5.4%) 40,929 (28.1%)
Total 35,703 445,511


Welfare activities


The Muslim Wakf Board of A.P. looks after the benefits of Muslim residents of Hyderabad and in general Andhra Pradesh. They organize mass marriages of Muslims communities' poor people. They provide or sponsor vocational technical training for Muslim youths.[4]

The Muslim Wakf Board sponsors orphanages in many cities of A.P. The most famous one is Anees-ul-Gurba, an orphanage at Nampally, Hyderabad.[5]



In Telangana alone, more than 55000 Acres of land out of 77000 acres have been encroached by miscreants. Most of the huge projects came up near IT Corridor in Hyderabad, belongs to waqf, prime example, Lanco Hills. Telangana Waqf Board is trying to digitise the waqf land records and Telangana State government is also taking measures to protect the waqf land. Recently, Telangana Government has banned registration of waqf and endowment lands.


  1. ^ a b c "Strategies to Develop Waqf Administration in India, by Hasanuddin Ahmed and Ahmadullah Khan1" (PDF). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
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  3. ^ "powers". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ "State Wakf Board to conduct free mass marriage". 22 April 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Wakf Board Chairman On Surprise Tour". Retrieved 21 August 2011.