Retracting after giving land as waqf

Q: According to Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), a person can retract the waqf he made during his lifetime. If he retracts, is his wealth haraam?

A: The preferred view in the Hanafi Mazhab in regard to waqf is that once a land has been given as waqf, the waqf is binding and one cannot retract and take the land back.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)