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Islamic Will (Wasiyyah)

In Islamic law (Sharia), Wasiyyah refers to a will or testament made by a person before their death, specifying how their wealth and assets should be distributed after their passing. The concept of Wasiyyah is derived from the Quran and Sunnah and is considered an important aspect of estate planning for Muslims.

>> Select a Trustworthy Executor: Choose a person you trust to handle your affairs and execute your will in line with Islamic guidelines and your wishes.


>> Nominate Guardians for Your Children: Nominate trustworthy individuals to serve as guardians for your child(ren), ensuring their well-being and upbringing in accordance with Islamic values.


>> Specify Islamic Burial Arrangements: Outline your preferences for Islamic burial rites and rituals, including burial location, funeral proceedings, and any other religious considerations.


>> Leave Final Wishes: Express your final wishes and instructions in your own words, ensuring clarity and adherence to Islamic principles.


>> Leave Specific Gifts: Allocate specific gifts such as money, possessions, property, etc., to individuals or organizations according to Islamic principles.


>> Leave a Sadaqah Jariyyah: Consider leaving a Sadaqah Jariyyah, a charitable gift that continues to benefit others even after your passing, in accordance with Islamic teachings.


>> Take Care of Your Ḥuqūq Allāh: Ensure that you fulfill your religious obligations, including Zakat (charitable giving) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), as prescribed by Islam.

>> Avoid Intestate Proceedings: By drafting a will that adheres to Islamic principles, you can avoid intestate proceedings, ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and Islamic law.

Wasiyyah serves as a means for Muslims to plan the distribution of  their wealth and assets in accordance with their religious beliefs and values, ensuring that their wishes are respected and their legacy is preserved.

 If you do not have a will or if you are not a Muslim with questions about the Islamic will:

Please contact Imam Abdul Shadeed for additional information

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