The term waqf is indeed not popular in the ears of the community. Especially if it is associated with waqf literacy which is still minimal. For some people, waqf is also identified as the worship of the rich and can only be carried out in large numbers. So that makes people delay to fulfill waqf.
wakaf adalah a legal act to separate and / or surrender a part of his property to be used forever or for a certain period in accordance with his interests for the purposes of worship and / or public welfare in accordance with sharia. Waqf is Alms Jariyah. Wakaf assets may not be reduced in value, may not be sold and may not be inherited. Because waqf is essentially giving up ownership of human property belongs to Allah in the name of the Ummah.
Legal Basis of Waqf Based on the Qur’an & Sunnah
• Among the traditions that form the basis and the proposition of waqf are the traditions that tell the story of Umar bin al-Khaththab when acquiring land in Khaibar. After he asked the Prophet for instructions on the land, the Prophet suggested holding back the origin of the land and offering the results.
• The complete hadith about this is; “Umar obtained land in Khaibar, then he asked the Prophet by saying; O Messenger of Allah, I have obtained land in Khaibar whose value is high and I have never obtained anything worth more than it. What did you tell me to do?
• The Messenger of Allah: “If you want, hold the source and give the benefits or benefits.” Then Umar offered it, he could not be sold, given, or bequeathed. Umar offered to the poor, to families, to free slaves, to those who fought in the way of Allah, travelers and guests. However it may be used in an appropriate manner by those who manage it, such as eating or feeding a friend without making it a source of income.
• Another hadith that explains waqf is a hadith narrated by a Muslim imam from Abu Hurairah. The hadith text is; “If a human dies, then his deeds are terminated except from three sources, namely almsgiving (waqf), knowledge that can be taken advantage of, and pious children who pray for him.”