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Wasiyyah before going for umrah

Fatwaa ID: 578

Question:
Asalaam alaikum wa rehmatullah wa barakatuhu, A friend has sent the above query.
Is getting the Will ready one of the condition before going for Umrah?
Jazak Allahu khairan katheeran.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Having a will is not a requisite for the validity of one’s ‘umrah or Hajj. In reality, one should always have an updated will document. The will should expressly state that the estate should be distributed in accordance to the Shari’ah laws of inheritance and succession. Likewise, it should outline the assets and related things. It should also state any debts owed or receivable. Death will come to a person at any moment. Hence, it is of utmost importance to have this ready, irrespective of whether one is undertaking a journey or not.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/22/1444 AH – 02/13/2023 CE | AML3-3199

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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