The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2703

If a person endows some property to the poor or sādāt5 or for its profits to be used for charitable causes, in the event that he does not appoint a trustee for the property, the authority over it lies with a fully qualified jurist.

5 Sādāt (pl. of sayyid) are descendants of Hāshim, the great grandfather of Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ).