Q. Once a person has drawn up a Waqf agreement, can he change it?
A. A Waaqif (endower) has the option of adjusting and amending the clauses of a Waqf Deed provided that he/she had included a clause of adjusting and amending of the same at the time of executing the Waqf Deed. If such a clause had not been included at the time of executing the Waqf, there will be no option of adjusting and amending the Waqf Deed. (Shaami 4/459)
Note: In order for the Laws of Waqf to be upheld in accordance to Shariah and to be bound by the Law of the country, one should insure that the Waqf Deed complies according to Shariah and the legal/trust laws of the country.
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa