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Can a gift be reclaimed?

Question:

What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding a person who gifts some money to a masjid and then asks for it back? Is this permissible?

Answer:

Any money which has been gifted to a masjid will be considered waqf (endowment) and can only spent by the masjid. Once the money has left the ownership of the individual and is gifted in the way of Allah ﷻ, it is no longer permissible to ask for it back.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

This Fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari