Youngster drafting an Islamic Will

Category: 

Inheritance

According to Madhhab: 

Hanafi

Reference: 

1440-035

Question:

According to law of Shari'ah is it permissible for a 14 yr old person to make a will?

Answer:

There is absolutely no harm in a 14 year old drafting out his/her Shari’ee Will.

In fact one is strongly encouraged and required to do so particularly if one owns assets, or has outstanding debts, or debtors are owing money to one, or one is Baaligh and has missed fasts and Salaah, etc. However, when drafting out the Will, one should refer to some learned scholar to ensure that the Will is drafted in accordance to Shari’ah.

AND ALLAH TA’ALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST

ANSWERED BY: Mufti Mohammed Desai
CHECKED AND APPROVED BY: Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B
Darul Ifta Azaadville