Can land and buildings be given as Waqf?​

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.

Infrastructure and property can be designated as Waqf. This has been explicitly mentioned by the classical jurists. In fact, one of the primary Waqfs in Islam was that of property in the form of the Masjid. Imam al-Qurtubi (may God have mercy on him) said: “There is no dispute among the scholars concerning Waqfs of aqueducts and mosques in particular, but they differed concerning other types of Waqfs.” 

And Allah Alone Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

I Waqf Shariah Advisor