Islamic will guidelines

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Question: Assalamu Alaikum I am an attorney practising in South Africa. I have been asked by a Muslim client ro draw up an Islamic will. I have briefly looked at questions on your site but they seem to be for a specific set of scenario's. I am looking for the general principles regarding drawing up a will specifically how two thirds of it should be distributed. Could you please point me in thr right direction, I don't want to use any … [Read more...]

Can the wife make a will regarding a debt owed to her by the husband?

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Question: Salaam,My husband and I are going to complete our Wills according to Shariah.  However, he owes me some money.   I had given him a large sum of money to purchase a house.  Is it appropriate to place a stipulation in the Will that this is a debt owed to me and that before any of his wealth be distributed to relatives, that this money is paid to me first?Please advise,JZK Answer: In the Name of Allah, the … [Read more...]

Adhaab al-Qabr

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Adhaab al-Qabr (Punishment Of The Grave)   According to the Aqaid (beliefs) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah`, Adhaabul Qabr (punishment in the grave) is Haqq (true and established). (Sharhul Aqaid) It (punishment of the grave) is proven from the Qur'an and Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala discusses the punishment given to Fir'awn. He says, 'The fire is given to them in the morning and evening and on the Day of Judgment.' The fire before the Day of … [Read more...]

Sickness – a Mercy from Allah

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by Moulana Shu'ayb Ahmad Jeebhai Introduction Sickness and other difficulties that we undergo in this worldly life should not only be seen as a misfortune or as an expression of the displeasure of Allah Ta'ala. For those servants of Allah who enjoy a very special relationship with Him, it is a means of great blessing and a mercy. Is … [Read more...]

Orders for Deceased (From Dying to burial

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Dying Time (Sakarat) Signs of Dying 1. When the breath begins stopping and starts breathing faster and faster. 2. When the legs become loose and cannot lift up. 3. When the Nose becomes transverse. 4. When there are gaps in the Earlobes i.e. they become hollow. 5. When there is sweat (perspiration) on the forehead. 6. When the above signs appear … [Read more...]

Remembering Death

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To take out the love of the world from our hearts and prepare for the aakhirah, we should take the advice of Nabi-e-Karim (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) seriously. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said: "Remember very often the cutter-off of all pleasures, that is death." There is no escape from death and it is certain to come, so, by us constantly thinking of death, it will easily enable us to prepare for death and … [Read more...]