Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 18 Muharram 1444

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I have a disabled daughter. Can I write a will bequeathing her all my money after my death?

I have a disabled daughter. Can I write a will bequeathing her all my money after my death?

Answer

There is a difference between making a bequest and disposing of one's property during one's lifetime. A bequest is executed after a person's death and is restricted to one third of the estate. The heirs must give their consent to a bequest made in excess of one third of the estate.

It is permissible for a person to dispose of any portion of his wealth during his lifetime.