Can a car be given as Waqf?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
A car can be designated as Waqf. The prophetic narration mentions the giving of horses as Waqf. According to the relied position of the Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools, moveable assets can be designated as Waqf. This is based on the famous narration where the Prophet (peace upon him) said:
“If somebody designates a horse for God’s Cause motivated by his faith in God and his belief in His Promise, then he will be rewarded on the Day of Resurrection for what the horse has eaten or drunk and for its dung and urine.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)
Another narration in Bukhari mentions how Khalid ibn Waleed designated his armoury and gear as Waqf. The Hanafi school have some detail with regards to moveable assets. Some Hanafi jurists are of the opinion that moveable assets can only be given as Waqf when they are subsidiary to immovable assets such as land. Other Hanafi jurists such as Imam Muhammad are of the opinion that any movable asset which is customarily designated as Waqf can be given as Waqf. This is the preferred opinion of the Hanafi jurists. (Hashiyah Ibn Abidin)
And Allah Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
I Waqf Shariah Advisor