Can one’s family be the beneficiary of the Waqf?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Waqf is a voluntary action which is recommended as it is a form of charity. The primary purpose of charitable actions is to please God. Therefore, any person can be the recipient of one’s charity. As a result, the Waqf principles are accommodating and broad, allowing oneself to designate anyone they wish as the beneficiaries of the Waqf even if it is one’s family.
And Allah Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
I Waqf Shariah Advisor