Impermissibility of depriving the Imam or someone else of the Waqf allocated to them even if they are granted other money
My father owns three houses, their revenues are endowed to charitable activities. One French Riyal is taken annually from the revenue of each house to be paid to the teacher who teaches Qur'an to the boys, to the Mu'adhin (caller to Prayer) and to cater an Iftar (breaking the Fast). The teacher and Mu'adhin are now paid wages from the government. Should we pay them from the revenues as we used to do (Part No. 16; Page No. 132) or should we dedicate the entire Waqf to offering Iftar and giving Sadaqah (voluntary charity) to the poor?
Having reviewed the query and looked into the attached document of Waqf, the Committee replied as follows:
Renovation and repair of these houses should take the highest priority. The said persons should be given the specified amount in the document from the remaining revenue. The wages received by the teacher and Mu'adhin from the government are not a good excuse to deprive them of their rights of receiving this value mentioned in the document. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!