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 :

When Umar got a piece of land in Khaibar, he came to the Prophet saying, "I have got a piece of land, better than which I have ever got. So what do you advise me regarding it?" The Prophet said, "If you wish you can keep it as an endowment to be used for charitable purposes." So, 'Umar gave the land in charity (i.e. as an endowment) on the condition that the land would neither be sold nor given as a present, nor bequeathed, (and its yield) would be used for the poor, the kinsmen, the emancipation of slaves, Jihad, and for guests and travellers; and its administrator could eat in a reasonable just manner, and he also could feed his friends without intending to be wealthy by its means.
Excerpt from Sahih Al-Bukhari (Vol. IV p.27)

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