Paying fees to borrow books from the Masjid library

Q 5: The library in the Masjid (mosque) lends some valuable books and tapes to borrowers for a certain period for a nominal fee for each item. Is this permissible or is it regarded as a business?

A: The books and other items in a Masjid library are regarded as Waqf (endowments). It is not permissible to charge a fee for their use. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.