Disposing of a discontinued Waqf

A: It appears to the committee that Muhammad’s share, as he died after his father, should not go to his brother ‘Abdullah or to his heirs, or to Muhammad’s heirs. It is like a Waqf for a purpose that has come to an end and the donor has not specified any other recipient, it therefore becomes a discontinued Waqf and the opinion adopted by the committee on (Part No. 16; Page No. 128)  discontinued Waqfs is that their income should be used for charitable purposes chosen by the Wakil (legally accountable person who acts on behalf of another for a specific permissible matter). If one of the donor’s relatives is needy, their needs should be met from the income according to the level of their need and relationship. But if the relatives are rich, none of them should be given anything from the income. If ‘Abdullah dies, the ruling on his share of the income is the same as that of his brother Muhammad, because neither of them have a right in the essence of the endowment; they only have a right to benefit from the new income during their lifetimes. If there is still more new income after they die, they will not have a right to any share of it for having died before it is gained. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.