Is It Allowed for My Mother to Give Preference to Me Over My Brothers in Her Will?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My beloved mother has always maintained that she wants to give her jewelry and property to me and not my brothers (I’m an only sister of 2 brothers). Can she do that? Answer: assalamu alaykum If other members who are entitled to the inheritance agree to this, it would […]

What did Abdullah Ibn Masud leave his daughters?

Abdullah Ibn Masud and his Daughters What did Abdullah Ibn Masud leave his daughters? This was the question he was asked on his death bed to which he gave an astonishing answer. Watch Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa as he emphasizes the importance of taking of spiritual means, along with the physical means. Sincere thanks to the Rhoda Institute of […]

Can I Allow a Hospital to Use My Organs After My Death?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it permissible to write in my will that I would like to donate my organs to the hospital? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Contemporary scholars have differed over the permissibility of organ donation. A majority have opined that it would be permissible provided certain conditions are met. Regarding the specific […]

The Realities of Death and Dying – SeekersHub Toronto’s Seminar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzey Ajem, and Habib Hussein al Saqqaf

Death. Dying. Bereavement. Afterlife. Not subjects we particularly want to think about. But sometimes, it’s the things we are most avoiding, that are, in reality, the closest to us. As the first snowflakes of the year fell to the street outside the Hub, burying out the autumn leaves that had fallen just days earlier, I was […]

Loans Entailing More Reward than Charity and the Validity of an Estate’s Executor Being a Beneficiary in the Will

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have questions about 2 statements made by an imam, which I suspect to be incorrect. First, he said there is an authentic hadith wherein the prophet said that to give a loan is 17 times more rewardable than to give charity of the same amount. Secondly, on […]

If a Family Trust is Set Up, Is a Will Necessary?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: My parents are considering establishing a family trust for their assets. I’ve been told that if one disposes of their assets to a family trust then there is no need for a will. Is this correct? Do the benefactors of the trust need to be the rightful inheritors? […]