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...]