Waqf Sustainable Solutions
Ten Steps for Permanent Waqf
Donating for Waqf is a highly righteous deed. Waqf has a great impact on society because it is an ongoing charity which provides a continuous benefit to people. It is characterised by longevity and sustainability. Allah (SWT) urged to us in the Holy Quran, in several verses, the importance of leaving behind a legacy due to its benefit to society We record that which they send before and that which they leave behind . This includes the impact of any good deed that continues to benefit others. The prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) said: “When a person dies, his actions come to an end except for three; ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge or a righteous offspring that make ‘Duaa’ (supplication) for him”. Leading by example, the prophet (p.b.u.h.) was the first person in Islamic history to make Waqf of seven orchards. He also encouraged his companions to make Waqf.
As people are responsible for what they do during their lives and what they leave behind them, scholars advise able Muslims to make the necessary arrangement for their Waqf, while they are alive, and advise them not to rely on others to act after they have passed away.
Islamic Relief Waqf [n.d], Waqf Sustainable Solutions:Ten Steps for Permanent Waqf, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [oOline] Available: http://www.irwaqf.org/pdf/10_stepWaqf_Booklet-English-Final1.pdf