The leader of Bohras claiming he owns all Waqf properties

Q 4: The leader of Bohras, India, claims that he owns all the Waqf (endowments) properties and he will not be called to account for all the Sadaqah (voluntary charity). He was claimed to be Allah on earth, by the late scholar, Tahir Sayf Al-Din, during a case in the High Court of Bombay, who said that he has complete power over his followers.


A: What was mentioned in the question, regarding the claims of the leader of Bohras, that he owns all the Waqf properties, that he will not be called to account for all the Sadaqah, and that he is Allah on earth, all these are false claims, whether they were made by him or by others. As for the first claim, Waqf properties are not owned, but what is owned is the benefit of their produce and this should be given to those for whom the Waqf was made and not elsewhere. (Part No. 2; Page No. 388) So the leader of Bohras does not own any Waqf properties or any of their produce, unless there has been a Waqf dedicated to him, if he has a right to it. As for the second claim, that he will not be held accountable; everyone will be held accountable for all their actions, including the distribution of Sadaqah, according to the Book of Allah, the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), and the Ijma` (consensus) of the Muslim scholars. As for the third claim that he is Allah on earth, this is a sheer Kufr. Anyone who claims this is a false god, deifying themselves and asking to be worshiped, which is Batil (null and void). The nullity of this matter is necessarily known to all Muslims.

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