Do the beneficiaries have to accept the Waqf for it to be valid?​

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 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