A written versus verbal will


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Q 2: If I want to bequeath one-third of my property to one of my children while I am still alive, should I bequeath it to them verbally or through the court judge? Should the bequest be for the oldest, the middle, or the youngest child or for a number of them?


A: A Muslim should make their will through a court or a reputable Islamic law student, who should confirm the legitimacy of what is written, for it to be carried out in accordance with Islamic rules. The will should be entrusted to someone they believe to be good and honest, who has the ability to execute it from amongst their sons or daughters. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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