Endowment (Waqf) (4)
Question: Is it permissible to move property assigned as waqf for a mosque to outside the mosque for the people to use and then return them back? For example the books assigned as waqf for the mosque’s library are borrowed for studying outside the mosque. Is there a difference between the holy Qur’an, the supplication books, and other books?
There is no difference between the Holy Qur’an, supplication books, other books, and all other properties of the mosque as far as the waqf status is concerned; the criteria concerning them is that: if properties are assigned as waqf for use specifically inside the mosque, it is not permissible to take them out, otherwise, it is permissible with the permission of the shari‘ah-compliant trustee.
If there is a piece of equipment assigned as waqf for use in the husayniyyah, is it permissible to lend it to an individual to use on a mourning occasion or a charitable deed outside the husayniyyah?
It is permissible with the permission of the shar‘i trustee of the husayniyyah
It is permissible if the shar‘i-legal trustee decides to sell them, and it is permissible to change them for the better.
There are some properties assigned as waqf for a husayniyyah, the donors of some of them are known and some others are not, and they are not being used, is it permissible for us to sell them and use the proceeds for the husayniyyah itself?
If those properties are not being used, it is permissible to sell them and use the proceeds for the same husayniyyah