This article provides an overview of the judgments of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest court of appeal in the British Empire regarding Islamic Endowments (awqāf). The cases originated from all over the Muslim-populated areas of the British Empire. The first judgment was delivered in 1840 and the last in 1968. An analysis of the judgments shows that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council made significant developments in Islamic law of Endowments (awqāf), though its decision to declare family endowments invalid was controversial.
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