What you need to know about Wills in Islam and the Sunnah


Wasiyat in Quran

 Islamic wills, also known as wasiyat, are referred to in the holy Quran.


“It has been ordained upon you, when death is near one of you, leaving wealth behind, to make a will in favor of parents and close relatives, impartially. This is incumbent upon the pious” (2:180). Allah also says: “When death draws near one of you… it is time to make a bequest” (5:106).


Since wills are covered and referred to in the holy Quran, they are necessary for Muslims to complete.


Wills in Hadith

The collections of Hadith, including Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim and Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhāri, report that the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said:


“It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his Last Will and Testament written and kept ready with him.”


Islamic Wills with Shariawiz

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