Does a Waqf need to be recognised in one’s legal jurisdiction?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Although ‘Waqf’ does not need to be recognised as a Waqf in the law, the Waqf must be structured in a manner which is captured in an appropriate legal framework to reflect ownership transfer and protection of the long-term interests of the Waqf.
And Allah Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
I Waqf Shariah Advisor