My Islamic will

Since 2012-11-17

The Prophet prayers and peace of Allah be upon him said: "It's not of a Muslim's right on something he owns to include in a will, to stay two nights except his will is written" [Reported by Al-Bukhari].

The Prophet prayers and peace of Allah be upon him said: “It’s not of a Muslim’s right on something he owns to include in a will, to stay two nights except his will is written” [Reported by Al-Bukhari].

 
«ما حق امرئ مسلم، له شيء يوصي فيه، يبيت ليلتين إلا ووصيته مكتوبة عنده» رواه البخاري
 
Allah Almighty said: {Everyone shall taste death} [Surat Al-‘Imran 3:185]
 
{كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ} آل عمران: 185
 
Transliteration: Kullu nafsin thaiqatu almawti
 
O Muslims: Sudden death has become a rising phenomenon in our times either by heart attacks, brain stroke, chest angina, increase or decrease in blood pressure, diabetes etc… which is among the signs of the hour (Judgment day) that the prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, informed us of, where he said: “Among the signs of the hour is the emergence of sudden death” [Deemed Good by Al-Albani].
 
«من اقتراب الساعة...وأن يظهر موت الفجأة»حسنه الألباني
 
Thus, we are supposed to take heed, O beloved ones, with the Sunnah of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and no one sleeps unless he “Got his will next to his head”.
 
Writing a will doesn’t shorten your destiny…Also not writing it doesn’t postpone your destiny.
 
 
Firstly: What Is an Islamic will?
 
A will is:
 
What a man or a woman includes in a will:
 
1- Paying a debt.
2- Giving charity.
3- Specifying who will be responsible of his Ghusl (washing) before burial.
4- Or who is going to pray on him etc…..
 
Note: It is not conditional for who is making a will to own something from what he is going to give as charity from, there are other things that could constitute a form of a will like supplication, asking forgiveness for him, forgiving him and other things.
 
 
Secondly: what is the importance of a will?
 
Importance of a will:
 
The Prophet prayers and peace of Allah be upon him said: “It’s not of a Muslim’s right on something he owns to include in a will, to stay two nights except his will is written. Abdullah Ibn Omar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: ‘Never a night passed from the moment I heard this from the Messenger, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, except my will is with me.’” [Reported by Muslim]
 
«ما حق امرئ مسلم له شيء يوصي فيه. يبيت ثلاث ليال إلا ووصيته عنده مكتوبة. قال عبدالله بن عمر: ما مرت علي ليلة منذ سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال ذلك، إلا وعندي وصيتي» رواه مسلم
 
Benefit: when the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, died Abdullah Ibn Omar, May Allah be pleased with them, was only 21 years old…!!
 
Young men and ladies that think that a will isn’t written until reaching senility should take care and hasten to write down their will.
 
 
Thirdly: What is obligatory upon a person towards his will?
 
A person must avoid injustice while writing his will, some forms of injustice:
 
1- Specifying one of the heirs with money or property.
 
2- Making an endowment on a property for the benefit of one of the heirs and his breed.
 
3- Making a will with more than a third.
 
4- Stating to screen one of the heirs from inheriting…etc.
 
Note: The will that contradicts the rules of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) is not carried out according to Islam. Whoever made it will not gain anything from it except sin and loss…. so be careful.
 
 
Fourthly: Some commendable acts in a will:
 
It is recommended to hasten in a will and to witness it.
 
Note: It is allowed to increase or decrease in the will, or even change in it as a whole in any time a person wishes to.
 
 
Lastly: A will must be opened immediately after death -If there is a chance -, maybe the deceased stated in the will matters that should be carried out before the burial, thus some of the will is missed due to postponing.
 
 
The is My Islamic Will
 
In the name of Allah and to Him all the praise, and prayers and peace of Allah upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family, companions and to whomever followed him:
 
The Prophet prayers and peace of Allah be upon him said: “It’s not of a Muslim’s right on something he owns to include in a will, to stay two nights except his will is written” [Reported by Al-Bukhari].
 
«ما حق امرئ مسلم، له شيء يوصي فيه، يبيت ليلتين إلا ووصيته مكتوبة عنده» رواه البخاري
 
This is my will:-
 
My family and heirs (and all Muslims), I am in my best bodily and mental health:
 
I ……………………………… (your name).
 
1-   I ask you to truly fear Allah Glorified and Exalted be he.
 
2-   Have patience when I die.
 
3-   Utter only good.
 
4-   Increase in asking forgiveness and mercy for me and be saved from hellfire and be admitted to paradise.
 
5-   Increase in saying:
‘To Allah we belong and unto Him is our return.’
‘O Allah, recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better.’
 
إنا لله وإنا لله راجعون
اللهم أجرني في مصيبتي واخلف لي خيراً منها
 
Transliteration: Inna Lilah Wa Ina Ilayhi Raji’oon
Allahuma Ajirni fee Museebati Wa Ikhluf Lee Khayran Minha.
 
My will:
1-   Hasten in preparing me (for burial).
2-   Inform my relatives, friends and pious people so they can gain the reward of:
I)            Preparing me
II)          Cleansing me.
III)        Shrouding me
IV)         Praying on me
V)           Walk in my funeral
VI)         Bury me
VII)       Asking forgiveness for me
 
Amongst my Will
 
Pay my debt before my burial if it’s possible and don’t be careless in paying it…
 
Because of its importance as demonstrated by the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, when he said: “The soul of a believer is chained to his debt until it is payed on his behalf” [Authenticated by Al-Albani].
 
«نفس المؤمن معلقة بدينه حتى يقضى عنه» صححه الألباني
 
And amongst my Will …
 
Hasten in carrying out my will
 
Overall debt I owe to others is:
 
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Overall what others owe me in debt is:
 
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After you pay my debt I ask you to give in charity an amount of ……………………………from my wealth.
 
This charity will be distributed in the following causes:
 
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2- ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Amongst my Will:
 
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Amongst my Will also:
 
That my wealth be divided between my heirs according to Islamic inheritance law the way prescribed by Allah Glorified and Exalted be he.
 
I hereby notify you and take your witness on:
 
That I forgave every person who wronged me and I want you to ask everyone that I know in order to forgive me (if I really wronged him)……
 
Amongst my Will also:
 
To try and carry out each Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah prayers and peace of Allah be upon him done: At the time of death, before and after it.
 
I also renounce for the sake of Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, from every word or act contradicting the true religion….
 
I end my will with:
 
I advise my family, children and all Muslims with last will the Messenger Of Allah prayers and peace of Allah be upon him dictated on his nation, the last words of the Messenger of Allah prayers and peace of Allah be upon him was: “Prayer, prayer and fear Allah for what you own (or have) in your possession” [Authenticated by Al-Albani].
 
«الصلاة، الصلاة! اتقوا الله فيما ملكت أيمانكم» صححه الألباني
 
This was my will…..
 
May Allah reward you with good….
 
And prayers and peace of Allah on our prophet Muhammad, and upon all his family and companions…
 
Glory be to your Lord, Lord of Honor from what they attribute (to him falsely)
 
And peace be upon the Messengers….and All praise is due to Allah Lord of the realms.
 
Did I inform it sincerely….O Allah you’re my witness
 
Issued: Day…………..Month……………Year………….Hijri
In: Day…………..Month……………Year………….Gregorian
Testator:…………………………………………………………
Signature:………………………………………………………..
 
Trustee:………………………………………………………….
Signature:………………………………………………………..
 
First witness:……………………………………………………..
Signature:…………………………………………………………
 
Second witness:…………………………………………………...
Signature:………………………………………………………….
 
Note: It is alright to record the will justice court records so no one can forge it and guarantees the testator its application.
 
 

 

The Islamic will is to be secured more than we would secure money, gold, bonds and every precious thing.

 

 

 

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