As Muslims, we must ensure that our wishes are fulfilled after passing. One way to do this is by creating an Islamic Will, a Minawill. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of an Islamic Will and how it can help ensure that our wishes are fulfilled according to Islamic principles.
What is an Islamic Will?
An Islamic Will is a legal document that outlines the distribution of a Muslim's assets after their death, in accordance with Islamic principles. It allows Muslims to ensure that their assets are distributed fairly and in accordance with their wishes and compliance with Islamic law.
Why is an Islamic Will Important?
An Islamic Will is important for several reasons. Firstly, it allows Muslims to ensure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes and not left to chance. This can help to prevent disputes between family members and ensure that assets are distributed fairly. Secondly, an Islamic Will ensures that the distribution of assets is in accordance with Islamic principles, which includes the payment of outstanding debts, funeral expenses, and the distribution of inheritance according to Islamic law. Finally, an Islamic Will can help to provide peace of mind, knowing that one's affairs are in order and their wishes will be fulfilled after their passing.
How to Create an Islamic Will?
Creating an Islamic Will is a straightforward process. It involves the following steps:
Choose an executor: An executor is responsible for carrying out the instructions in the Islamic Will. Choose someone you trust to act in your best interests.
List your assets: List all assets, including property, bank accounts, investments, and personal belongings.
Determine the distribution of assets: Decide how you want your assets to be distributed after your death in accordance with Islamic principles.
Specify funeral arrangements: Specify your funeral arrangements, including the type of burial and any specific requests.
Specify outstanding debts: Specify any outstanding debts and how they should be paid.
Seek legal advice: It is important to seek legal advice when creating an Islamic Will, to ensure that it is legally binding and enforceable.
An Islamic Will is an important legal document that ensures that your wishes are fulfilled after your passing in accordance with Islamic principles. It is a straightforward process that involves choosing an executor, listing your assets, determining the distribution of assets, specifying funeral arrangements and outstanding debts, and seeking legal advice. By creating an Islamic Will, you can have peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order and your wishes will be fulfilled according to Islamic law.