Impermissibility of heirs revoking the Waqf of a Masjid

Q 2: A Muslim built a Masjid (mosque) and performed Salah (Prayer) in it all his life, until he died. (Part No. 16; Page No. 93) After his death, his son pulled it down and built a house for himself to live in instead. Please let us know the ruling on this, may Allah reward you with the best!

A: It is not permissible for the son to pull the Masjid down that was built by his father; if his father let other people perform Salah at this Masjid. This is because the Masjid is considered as a Waqf (endowment), and a Waqf can not be inherited. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.