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    Question ID: 51273Country: India

    Title: Waqf and Inheritance

    Question: Can a person give all his property as WAQF without leaving anything for his legal heirs?

    Answer ID: 51273

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 515/411/B=04/1435) It is not good. It is mentioned in hadith that instead of spending your wealth in the path of Allah it is better to leave your children rich than to leave them poor begging others, so that your children are not miserable and abandoned. Hence, first you should give your heirs appropriate shares in house, property and business and after it if you have some more property in your hand then declare it as waqf.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India