Islamic Will

The Islamic will is called al-wasiyya. A will is a transaction which comes into operation after the testator’s death. The will is executed after payment of funeral expenses and any outstanding debts. Follow this link for an Islamic inheritance calculator.

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The one who makes a will (wasiyya) is called a testator (al-musi). The one on whose behalf a will is made is generally referred to as a legatee (al-musa lahu).

When a Muslim dies there are four duties which need to be performed. These are:

  • payment of funeral expenses
  • payment of his/her debts
  • execution his/her will
  • distribution of the remaining estate amongst the heirs according to Sharia

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