Renting land that was given as waqf for eid gah

Q: A Muslim person gave land like waqf to the Masjid committee to use this land for Eidgah for about ten years. Today, the leaders of the Masjid committee want to rent the land, while putting a clause that the tenant will have to clear the land during the two days of Eid to allow for the use of Eid Salaah. The committee officials say that it would provide income for the operation of the Masjid. In this case, is it obligatory to have the permission of the one who gave this land in waqf, many years ago, or not?

A: They may rent it with the permission of the waaqif.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)