Waqf endowments

HAF-DID-MS4 (Dhidhoo MS4)
GNI-MAD-MS1 (Karayye Waqfiyya)

This two-page document  establishes the Karayye property as a waqf for the performance of prayers for the Prophet to be held annually during the month of Rabi’ al-Awwal. The document was composed by Ibrahīm Famuladeyri Kilegefanu b. Sulṭān Qiyās al-Dīn.

MLE-ARC-MS1 (F0-1)

Endowment for Ziyaarat to be built at Aidhoo

MLE-ARC-MS2 (F0-2)

Stipulations that a measure (naalhi, equal to about .5 kg) of oil from the coconut palms and other trees at the Eid Miskiiy Dhoruelhi Koshi be given to the madrasa run by Ḥusayn Thakurufānu, and the surplus to Ḥusayn Thakurufānu’s son Muḥammad Thakurufānu and his children.

MLE-ARC-MS3 (F0-35)

This document endows the entire island of Kuramathi as source of revenue for the maintenance of the Kalaafaanu Ziyaarat on Hangnaameedhoo.

MLE-ARC-MS4 (F0-36)

This is a waqf endowment for the mausoleum of Queen Kalhu Kamana Thukkamana binth Ḥasan Ranna Bandeyri Kilegefaanu.

MLE-ARC-MS5 (F0-48)

This document grants a concession to the inhabitants of Hangnaameedhoo, exempting them from royal corvée.

MLE-ARC-MS6 (F0-74)

This document stipulates the amounts of coconuts, coconut oil, coir rope, thatch bundles, and chickens that the population of Hangnaameedhoo is required to supply for the maintenance of the Kalaafaanu Ziyaarat.

MLE-ARC-MS9 (F0-111)

This is a waqf endowment for a mosque commissioned by Queen Kanba Aisha Rani Kilege.

MLE-ARC-MS10 (F0-112)

This document transfers the custodianship of the Kalaafaanu Ziyaarat on Hangnaameedhoo to the collectivity of the inhabitants of that island.

MLE-ARC-MS11 (R-3)

This is a Thaana-script transliteration of an earlier Dhives Akuru-script text that transfers land holdings on Kandoodhoo (Thaa Atoll) from the endowment of the Amina Maava Kilege Mosque in Malé to the Kalaafaanu Ziyaarat on Hangnyaameedhoo (Alif Dhaalu Atoll).

MLE-ARC-MS13 (FO-51)

Waqf endowment for toddy tappers charged with maintaining the Maa Miskiiy on Addu Hulhudhoo, granting them revenue from the island of Burehigitte in Huvadhoo (Gaafu Atoll).

MLE-ARC-MS14 (FO-89)

This document grants land from four plots (Dhonakalo Hinna Falane, Hodhaa Nelhe, Mohanu, Bumbar magu) and 96,000 (= 8 Kottey) cowrie shells as an endowment to the Funadhoo Mosque to be administered by Dhon ‘Alī.

MLE-ARC-MS15 (FO-99)

This is a waqf document (boaga) for the Mahamud Ghazi Miskiyy (mosque) on Meedhoo island in Addu (Seenu Atoll), issued in response to an appeal by the builder of the mosque for its maintenance.

MLE-NMM-MS1 (Isdhoo Loamafaanu)
MLE-NMM-MS1 (Isdhoo Loamafaanu)

The Isdhoo Loamaafaanu consists of 21 copper plates threaded on a ring, each plate measuring 33.1cm x 7cm. The plates are inscribed in the old Eveyla Akuru script with a text in the Dhivehi language.

MLE-NMM-MS2 (Dhanbhidhoo Loamafaanu)

Identified as the 'Laamu Dhanbhidhoo Loamafaanu' by Ali Najeeb, but by H.C.P. Bell as the 'Malé Etherekoilu Laoamafaanu' (The Maldive Islands: Monograph on the History, Archaeology, and Epigraphy. Colombo: Ceylon Government Press, 1940, pp. 180-181.)

MLE-NMM-MS3 (Gan Loamafaanu)

While this text is incomplete, the surviving plates are now somewhat irregular in size due to damage over time.

MLE-NMM-MS4 (Kudahuvadhoo Loamafaanu)

At least one plate is missing at the beginning of the text, as the first surviving plate mentions only that it was composed during the sixth year of the ruler's reign. This set of inscribed copper plates is currently held in the collections of the National Museum in Malé (M 005 / RN 1896).

MLE-ARC-MS63 (N-1)

Thaana-script text transcribed from an earlier Dhives Akuru waqf endowment for the Maa Miskiyy on Naalaafushi (Meemu Atoll).

MLE-ARC-MS66 (F0-10)

A housing deed issued by Al-Ghāzī Mūsā Uthama Fandiyaaru Manikufaanuge for the sale of Machanngoalhi Kunnaru housing plot which is located next to the northern side of Thālhafili Kaleyge’s housing plot, on the right side of Radhebai Magu toward the beach.

MLE-ARC-MS67 (F0-12)

A waqf endowment by Sultan Ibrahīm Nūr al-Dīn Iskandar stating that all of the palm trees previously owned by the state in Meedhoo have been endowed to the Meedhoo Hukuru Miskiyy. Cutting any trees in that endowment is now prohibited.

MLE-ARC-MS68 (F0-13)

A waqf document by Al-Ghāzī Muḥammad Muhibb al-Dīn Shaykh al-Islām Uthama Fandiyaaru and Al-Ghāzī Shams al-Dīn Fandiyāru Manikufaanu to settle the claim over the Anhenn Fushi endowment to the people of Hithaadhoo which was appropriated by Fadiyyaii Thakurufaanu. Once the authenticity of the claim was proven in favor of Hithaadhoo and it was declared Fadiyyai Thakurufaanu has no claim to the Anhenn Fushi endowment.

MLE-ARC-MS71 (F0-21)

A waqf endowment by Al-Ghāzī Ibrahīm Sirāj al-Dīn Uthama Fandiyaaru for a house plot on the northern side of Burekige, on the right side of the road leading unto Henveyru Lonuziyaaraikolhu, from the three children of Feevaku Thunbulhi Hasan Thakurufaan to Fainu Ahmed Faashanaa Kileygefaanu and his children. On the backside of the document it is stated that it was copied at the Mahkamat al-Shari'a on 3 July 1937.

MLE-ARC-MS72 (F0-32)

A renewal of the waqf endowment administered by Al-Naibu Abdullah, son of Maakoshaaru Bandeyri Bodugalu Moosa. The document was dispatched to the people of Huvadhoo Thinadhoo by Sultan Muḥammad Shams al-Dīn with his seal. Methandhoo and Bodurahaa were endowed for the maintenance of Maa Miskiiy.

MLE-ARC-MS73 (F0-33)

A waqf document dictated by Al-Haazin Al-Kabeer Handheygiri Muḥammad to the scribe Malinn Ḥasan for Sulṭān Ḥasan Nūr al-Dīnl. The document was composed as a reply after gifts from the sultan were brought by Vaadhoo Aḥmad Manikufaanu. The document states that the previous waqf document for Vaadhoo Hukuru Miski should remain valid without any changes brought to it.

MLE-ARC-MS74 (F0-38)

A waqf endowment issued by the Sharī'a Court at the request of Meedhoo Katheeb Muḥammad Kaleyfaanu for the people of Meedhoo to renew the old waqf document. In line with the previous document issued by al-Ghāzī Ḥasan Thaajuddeen, it states that the palm trees planted by the people of Meedhoo in Dhaalu Uddhuu can be used for their own purposes after paying the established portion.

MLE-ARC-MS75 (F0-42)

A waqf endowment by Haazinu Muḥammad Hadheygiri, Muhamed Maabandeyri, Mookoshaaru, Ethere Banndahalu Bandeyri Ali Meynaa, Beyru Banndahalu Bandeyri Ali Saifullah, Thoddu Ibrahīm and Muḥammad Ranfadi Ai for Sulṭān Ḥasan Nūr al-Dīn created to privatize a state-owed housing plots 'Bandaara goathi' in Galolhu Jahaahagu Aisha Ibrahīm’s children and Aisha Fathimaa’s children.

MLE-ARC-MS76 (F0-44)

A waqf endowment by the Vuzaarathul Augaafuinn during Sulṭān Muḥammad Shams al-Dīn’s reign to the Maalhosmaduu Dhekunuburi Kamoodhoo Miskiiy in order to renew the older wave document written by by the son of Malé Yūsuf, ‘Alī Yūsuf. Half of the Bandaara portion of Faalahbain is to be endowed while the Kamoodoo people are to be made it’s custodian.

MLE-ARC-MS77 (F0-47)

A waqf endowment in dhives with the seal of Sulṭān Ibrahīm Iskandar, son of Sulṭān Muḥammad 'Imād al-Dīn. On the reverse are written notes to the effect of: 'The endowment of Ka’chey Meedhoo Miskiiy" and 'Raa. Meedhoo'.

MLE-ARC-MS81 (F0-52)

A waqf endowment written after the custodians of the (Laamu) Fonadhoo Miskiiy requested to renew the old document as it was suffering wear and tear due to age. The previous document was written on December 1632 by (estimated to be during the time) Sultan Immaadudeen.

MLE-ARC-MS83 (F0-62)

A wafq endowment by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar for his mother Kanba Aisakilegi, the daughter of Maafilaafushi Hatheebu Umaru(written on the document as “kimaru”) and daughter of Maafilaafushi Muhammed Faashaakilege, Sithi Bodukamanaa , who died at the age of 69 and ruled for 63 years.

MLE-ARC-MS84 (F0-66)

A waqf endowment written after 8 Dhoshunge Beykalunn requested to renew the old document as it was suffering wear and tear due to age. The previous document was written by Al-Ghazi Hussein Velaanaakileygefaanu after, similarly, 8 Dhoshunge Beykalunn requested for endowments to the Malé Hukuru Miskiiy.

MLE-ARC-MS85 (F0-67)

A wafq endowment to the Sultan Ghazi Muhammed Thakurufaanul Auzam Ziyaaraiy(which is inside the Biuroazu Kamanaa Miskiiy) in order to sustain it for the years to come. The Vazirs and higher ups gathered and decided that Kaafu Maafushi would be endowed to the Ziyaaraiy and that the Sultan of that time has to decide it’s custodian.

MLE-ARC-MS87 (F0-86)

A wafq document written because the Galolhu Hadheebee Kamanaa Miskiiy and the previous document(1504) in which the mosque was endowed to the couple, Hadhi/Han’dhi the son of Lhaimagu Ranbandeyri Kalo, and Hadhi Aisaa Kanbuloa was suffering old age and damages.

MLE-ARC-MS88 (F0-113)

A wafq document by the mother of Sultan Ibrahim Iskadhar the second, Bodumanikufaanaa, all of her children and her grandmother, Kanbaa Mariyam Ranikile bought a housing plot belonging to the daughter of Dheyvaanee Ali and endowed it to the daughter of Fenfushi Hatheeb, Aishaabee.