Mufti taqi Uthmani
Q.) "There are some people who say that Taqleed, following the madhhab of one imam is haram (prohibited) in shariah.
Some principle aspects to adhere to when forming a Shar'i Waqf are as follows:
The Waqf must be perpetual and directed to an avenue that generally does not end. eg. The poor or destitute. Thus even though the Waqf is made for the benefit of one's progeny it should be finally directed to a generally continuing avenue.
1. It is an evil habit to take an oath over trivial matters unnecessarily. In doing this, great disrespect is shown to the name of Allah Ta'ala. As far as possible, an oath should not even be taken on things that are true.