In the erstwhile
Hyderabad State, all religious matters including Endowments and Wakf
Institutions were being administered and controlled by the Department of
Ecclesiastical Affairs known as Umoore-Mazhabi.
The Central Wakf Act 1954 was approved by the Parliament on 31st May,1954 and the said Act was extended to Hyderabad on 15th January,1955and to the whole of A.P. on 1st April,1955. The then Raj Pramukh (Nizam) established a Board to look after exclusively the affairs of Wakf under the name and style of Muslim Wakf Board by notification No:90 dated: 13-1-1955 published in Hyderabad Gazette which became effective from 15th January,1955.