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Waqf (Religious Endowment)

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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH(SWT) THE MOST KIND THE MOST MERCIFUL

Assalamualikum.

My question is regarding waqf(religious endowments).If someone endows something for himself for example he says i waqf a house for myself or for my use or i waqf a shop and the money from it be used after my death for charity on my behalf , is the waqf valid and does the thing cease to be his property.

Wassalam

A:

Alaykum Salaam

Rules Regarding Waqf

https://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-ali-al-husayni-al-sistani/rules-regarding-waqf

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Issue 2685: If a person makes something Waqf, it ceases to be his property, and neither he nor anybody else can either gift it or sell it to any person.
Waqf in arabic means endowment (donate, gift).

 Issue 2693: If a person creates a Waqf for himself, for  example, if he Waqfs a shop for himself so that its income may be spent  for the construction of his tomb after his death, the Waqf is not in  order. But,if, he creates a Waqf for the poor and later on, he himself  becomes poor, he can benefit from the accruals of that Waqf.    –   conditons apply

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