Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Mal., Jav., the form, or with slight modifications, taken by waḳf [q. v.] among the Muslim peoples of the east Indian Archipelago). The institution is well known; estates made wakap are however of isolated occurrence only: they always serve religious purposes. The prescriptions of the law are complied with. Clashing with native law results in there being no wakap where single individuals have no private rights (Minangkabau, Central Sumatra) and wherever the individual right to land is restricted by a higher law, no pieces …

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Kern, R. A., “Wakap”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5984>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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