Bar to transfer of immovable property of a waqf
56. (1) No transfer by a mutawalli of any immovable property of a waqf by way of sale, gift, mortgage or exchange, or by way of lease for a term exceeding 5 years shall be valid without the previous sanction of the Administrator:
Provided that the sanction by the Administrator shall not validate any transfer which is in contravention of any other law for the time being in force or is otherwise invalid.
(2) No Court shall grant permission to any Receiver appointed by the Court for the transfer of any waqf property unless the prior sanction of the Administrator has been obtained.
(3) In the absence of the sanction required by sub-section (1), any transfer made by a mutawalli shall be declared void, if the Administrator, within 4 months of his coming to know of such transfer, or within 3 years from the date of such transfer, whichever is later, applies to the Civil Court in this behalf.
(4) Where a mutawalli transfers a waqf property in contravention of sub section (1) and afterwards himself becomes the owner of the property, the mutawalli shall, on the direction of the Administrator, re convey the property to the waqf.
(5) Any transfer made in contravention of the provisions of sub section (1) shall be deemed to be an act of malfeasance and breach of trust for the purpose of sub-section (1) of section 32.