Consider the following statements:
1. Wakf is a permanent dedication of movable or immovable properties for Islamic religious purpose
2. Central Wakf Council has been established via a parliamentary legislation
3. Only a Muslim can establish a waqf in India
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

Central Wakf Council, India is an Indian statutory body established in 1964 by the Government of India under Waqf Act, 1954 (now a sub section the Waqf Act, 1995) for the purpose of advising it on matters pertaining to working of the State Waqf Boards and proper administration of the Waqfs in the country. Note: Although waqf is an Islamic institution, being a Muslim is not required to establish a waqf, and dhimmis (non-Muslims) may establish a waqf.

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