Do the beneficiaries have to accept the Waqf for it to be valid?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
A Waqf does not require acceptance from the beneficiary. If a specified beneficiary rejects the Waqf, he will not be entitled to the proceeds of the Waqf. In such a scenario, the Waqf still remains valid and will be used for general charitable purposes. [Diraasat an al-Waqf by Dr Salah Abul Haj]
And Allah Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
I Waqf Shariah Advisor