In terms of language Wakaf means detention. According to legal terms Wakaf is an irrevocable gift, made explicitly or implicitly and property given for charitable purposes to get a reward from Allah SWT.

When Can Wakaf Be Done?

Wakaf can be made to take effect during the lifetime or after the death of the maker through a Wasiat. In the Islamic Religious Administration Enactment in each state, it is stipulated that the Trustee for Wakaf is the Islamic Religious Council for each state.

The following hadith is quoted from Sahih al Bukhari (Volume 4 Chapter 29. Page 27) recording the authority to make wakaf.​

'Umar (RA) got some land in Khaibar and went to the Prophet (ﷺ) asking his command regarding it and said, "O Allah's Messenger, I have acquired a land in Khaibar which is the most valuable property that I have ever acquired." He replied, "If you wish you may make the property an endowment and give its produce as Sadaqah." So 'Umar (RA) gave the land as Sadaqah (in endowment on the condition) that must not be sold, inherited, or given away. And he gave its produce as Sadaqah to be devoted to the poor, relatives, the emancipation of salves, in Allah's Cause, for travelers and guests, and there is no sin upon the one who administers it if he eats something from it in a reasonable manner or gives something to a friend to eat, provided he does not store anything as goods (for himself). [Agreed upon; the wording is Muslim's].
Sahih al Bukhari (Volume 4 Chapter 29. Page 27)

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as-Salihin provides Wakaf advisory services in Wasiat, Life Trusts and PRI-TI.​

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