In the language context, waqf means to stop, contain, or preserve.
In the Islamic law (syarak) term, waqf means holding certain usable property and preserving its physical condition by donating the property for the benefit of society (ummah).


  Rasulullah S.A.W has set the best example of waqf practice in Islam. The first waqf in Islam is the construction of Quba' Mosque, followed by An-Nabawi Mosque. It was narrated that Rasulullah S.A.W purchased the land from two orphans named Sahal and Suhail at the price of 100 dirhams, then donated the land for the mosque construction.

  This waqf practice was followed by the companions of Rasulullah S.A.W. For example, Saidina Umar R.A. gave his land in Khaibar as waqf to the public. This clearly shows that the companions always follow Rasulullah's good deeds in order to get Allah S.W.T's love and blessings.

  Nowadays, we can see how waqf properties can uplift the economy and enhance the eminence of Islam. For instance, Al-Azhar University in Egypt that was established based on the concept of waqf has produced hundred thousands number of students. The same goes to the success of waqf hospitals, clinics, and institutions that have been funded entirely from the Muslims' waqf properties in the Islamic countries

  1. Waqf Ahli (family waqf) - the waqf is allocated for the benefit of donor's (Wakif) or Maukuf Alaihi descendants, such as family members including children, grandchildren and his future descendants.
  2. Waqf Khairi (public waqf)- the waqf is divided into two categories :
    1. General
      Waqf that can be used for the benefits of all Muslims, such as mosque and surau.
    2. Special
      Waqf with specific purposes and give benefits to a particular Jihah, such as madrasah, orphanage and many more.

  • Medium to express devotion to Allah S.W.T.
  • One of the ways in enhancing relationship with Allah S.W.T.
  • Receive continuous rewards even after the waqf donor's death.
  • Share the benefits with other Muslims in demonstrating the greatness of Islam.
  • Strengthen the unity and economic growth of Muslim community (ummah).
  • Retain the property ownership and asset sharing among the Muslim people especially in this country.

FATWA DECISION : The 77th conference of the Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia held on 10th to 12th April 2007 in Kuala Terengganu has decided that waqf donation in the form of cash is allowed in Islam.

  1. Direct payment over the counter at MAIPk office in Perak
  2. Payment by salary deduction
  3. Payment in the form of cheque / money order / postal order / bank draft
  4. Payment through online banking such as Maybank2u and CIMB Clicks
  5. Payment through registered agents such as amil and MAIPk staffs
  6. The form can be downloaded from the portal. The salary deduction form is available at the portal.