The Bihar state shia wakf Board is a corporate body established in 1948 for the better administration of Wakf in the state of Bihar, the state Govt. promulgated an act called " The Bihar Wakf Act 1947 and under the provision of this act a Board in the name of "Bihar subai shia Majlish-e AWQAF" was contituted.
The Bihar Wakf Act 1947 was repealed on the enforcement and enactment of the Central Wakf Act 1954 in the 1973 when new a Board was constituted under the provision of Central Wakf Act 1954 to provide protection, Supervision, better administration and proper utilization of income derived from Wakf properties for the Social, Economical and educational upliftment of Muslim community for which such Wakfs has created or entended.
Wakf properties are valuable assets if nation and these assets may play a vital role in eradicating poverty, generating opportunities of emloyment, provided encourage encouragement to poor and meritorious students and in furtherance of causes of needy and downtrodden of the community. In these way The Bihar state Shia wakf Board may play an important role in the development of muslim minority.
The wakf Act 1995 which come into force on 01.01.1996 by replacing the akf act 1954 intends to provide more better administration of wakf. The state Govt. through its minority department have implemented wakf act 1995 and contituted Bihar State Shia Wakf Board on 03.10.2001