Can a Waqf be made for any 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 is an endowment and inherently has a charitable element to it. Although Waqf is charitable in nature, no contract in Islamic law can be executed for an unlawful objective. For example, a Waqf cannot be executed to fund unlawful activities such as alcohol distribution among the needy. Similarly, a property cannot be made into Waqf to serve as a casino. In fact, the jurists have mentioned that such a Waqf is Haram and unlawful. [al-Mawsu’ah al-Fiqhiyyah al-Kuwaitiyyah]

And Allah Alone Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

I Waqf Shariah Advisor