Waqf

Waqf by Christopher Lawrie
Waqf, a photo by Christopher Lawrie on Flickr.

The Sinirnameh of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent 1546. For the village of Subasi.
A sinirnameh was a boundary deed for landed property that had been alienated by the Sultan usually so that the individual to whom it was given could then endow the land as waqf.
Waqf: an Islamic endowment of property to be held in trust and used for a charitable or religious purpose.
Istanbul

~ by christopherlawrie on September 27, 2012.

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