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.
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