Thursday 12 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 29 October 2020
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Writing a will to state that the estate should be divided according to sharee’ah

Question

I live in a country where Islamic law does not work. Some muslims unfortunately resort to the Kuffaar law courts to settle issues including that of inheritence.
In the light of this, is it possible to make a will recognized by the state and state in my will that in event of my death my estate must be distributed in accordance with the shar'ia?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

We put this question to Shaykh Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:

If it will not be divided according to the Islamic way, then he has to do that.

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Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid