Wakaf is an irrevocable dedication of property, made expressly or impliedly, or giving it away in charity for the purpose of acquiring merit in the eyes of Allah.
When can a Wakaf be created?
Wakaf may be created to take effect inter vivos or only upon death through a Wasiat. The various Islamic Administration enactments throughout the country now mandate that only State Islamic Statutory authorities may act as Trustees for Wakaf.
The following hadith records the authority for the establishment of wakaf :
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Why Let Others Determine Distribution of Your Assets When You Depart?
You have the right to choose the administrator of your estate and its plan of distribution upon your demise.