Q: A long time a go, I
donated a piece of my agricultural land known as (Al-Khalibah) located in the area of
Banu `Amr to expand the old Masjid (mosque) in order to provide room for all the people of the village. I handed this piece of land over to the Ministry of Hajj and Awqaf at that time. However, today some other people, may Allah reward them best, have built a large Masjid other than the old Masjid.
Now the old Masjid has not been expanded.Is it permissible for me to take back the piece of land I donated for expanding the old Masjid, since it has not been used or had anything annexed to it? I appreciate your advice. May Allah reward you best!
You do not have the right to go back on your donation of the land you mentioned which you gave as Waqf (endowment) for Allah's Sake and handed it over to the competent authorities. We hope Allah will reward you greatly for that. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.