Dedicating a Waqf for fasting people but having none to benefit from it

Q 3: I have a Waqf (endowment) for feeding the fasting people in the Masjid (mosque). However, people are no longer interested in the food. Should I hire someone to prepare the food by adding lamb meat (Part No. 16; Page No. 138) so that it becomes more tasty for the people, or should we distribute the food among the poor people who live next to the Masjid? Given that the Waqf is still on-going, what shall we do with it?

A: The purpose of Waqf for the fasting people is helping them break their Sawm (fasting) seeking the reward of a person who helps a fasting one break their Sawm. There is no harm in feeding them meat and hiring someone to prepare it from the Waqf income. However, it is impermissible to distribute it in the form of money to the poor people who live next to the Masjid. If there is no one to eat this food in the Masjid, it should be distributed among the poor people in Ramadan. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.