Are there any conditions when stipulating the beneficiary of a Waqf?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
The following conditions are pertinent when stipulating the beneficiaries of a Waqf:
- The beneficiary must not be sinful activity or a person seeking support to engage in something sinful.
- One’s intention should be correct when establishing a Waqf.
- According to some scholars, a perpetual beneficiary must be stipulated in the Waqf constitution. For example, after citing the specific beneficiaries, one must have a generic charitable avenue such as “the poor” or “the mosques”.
And Allah Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
I Waqf Shariah Advisor