A waqf, also spelled wakf, (Arabic: وقف), pronounced [ˈwɑqf]; plural Arabic: أوقاف, awqāf; Turkish: vakıf, Urdu,is, under the context of ‘sadaqah’, an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law, typically donating a building or plot of land or even cash for Muslim religious or charitable purposes. The donated assets are held by a charitable trust. The grant is known as mushrut-ul-khidmat, while a person making such dedication is known as wakif.
The Iraqi Sunni Endowment is a non profit organization ,The official name by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs of Iraq after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, where she was responsible for all places of worship and religious endowments in the past and are now responsible for the Sunni Waqf and mosques, and exited for times of worship of other doctrines and religions in Iraq as Shiite Muslims and other religions such as the sabians, Jews and Christians and Yezidi and Sunni Endowment now supervises all mosques in Iraq and many urban plans for the maintenance and development, and the first President of the Sai After the u.s. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Adnan Al-dulaimi, appointed in accordance with the decision of the Iraqi Governing Council on October 22, 2003, as well as a new section is added Diwan cultural moderation, headed by Dr. Khaled s. Al-fahdawi, the current Chief, Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Ghafour Al-samarrai, who was appointed in August of 2005, with the following institutions:
Religious endowments in Baghdad.
Imam A’adham college
Administration of the provinces.
Administrative and financial department.
The legal service.
The Engineering Department.
The Department of education.
Center for research and Islamic studies.
Department of Zakat and Charity Fund.
The Inspector General’s Department.
The management and investment of funds of the Sunni endowment.
Department of Islamic charitable institutions.