There are many items in the Musjid that are almost not used at all, or extremely rarely in use by the Musallees. These include, kitaabs, Tasbeeh, special Quraan stand(meant for people sitting on chairs) etc. These items were given to the Musjid, some by people whom we know and are alive, some may have passed away and some we don’t know at all. We have no idea of their intentions when giving these items to the Musjid. The donors in most cases, do not even have any idea of “Waqf” and what that word means. They probably just gave it ‘to get reward’.
Sometimes, someone requests for certain of these. They want to take it. And, sensible enough, it will make of very good use. At the Musjid, nobody at all or hardly ever uses them. An individual who wants it, and we know, will use it, will be conferring so much of reward to the donor which probably was his intention in the first place.
Is it permissible to give these items away completely?
Can these items be “lent” to someone responsible whom we know will return them after use? A Musallee got sick. He is at home. He wants to “borrow” the Quraan stand?