Dedicating Waqf for sons

Q: I have a two-storey house in Khamis Mushayt. I have eight daughters and four sons, to whom I would like to allocate this house as a dwelling for whoever of them needs it. I bought the house for 230,000 Saudi Riyals by legal tender. Please advise me, may Allah grant you success. As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you).

A: You are permitted to allocate the house on the basis you have mentioned. You may keep it or dispose of it during your lifetime according to your interests if you do not have any other property. The heirs will then come into their legal inheritance after your death, which is better for you and them.May Allah grant us success. Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.