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مسبلة and موقوفة

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by Ibn Nacer, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Ibn Nacer Senior Member

    French - France

    I would like to know the meaning of the following words : مسبلة and موقوفة.

    I found this passage, but I find it difficult to understand :

    والمسبلة هي التي اعتاد الناس الدفن فيها ولم يسبق لأحد ملكها والموقوفة : هي ما وقفها مالك بصيغة الوقف كقرافة مصر التي وقفها سيدنا عمر رضي الله عنه

    How would you translate this passage?

    Thank you.

  2. rayloom Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Arabic (Hijazi Arabic)
    Hello Ibn Nacer,

    Musbala, though has different definitions, is defined here as a public cemetery "(a land) where people usually bury their dead and hasn't been owned before".
    Mawquufa, from waqf, means a non-profit cemetery "which has been endowed as a form of public/charitable trust by the owner of the land".
  3. Ibn Nacer Senior Member

    French - France

    Merci bien Rayloom.

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