Does a Waqf have to be for a charitable purpose?

Mufti Faraz Adam has spent almost a decade studying Islamic law. He completed his Islamic studies in the six-year Alimiyyah degree at Darul Uloom Leicester. He then went…Read More

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A Waqf does not immediately need to serve charitable causes. For instance, a private Waqf immediately serves oneself and one’s family. However, in the long-term, the Waqf will eventually serve charitable causes as per the outlines of the Waqf deed.

And Allah Alone Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

I Waqf Shariah Advisor