A Message Issued by the Irish Council of Imams in Relation to Will and Testimony

10 Sep 2021

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

A Message Issued by the Irish Council of Imams in Relation to Will and Testimony

All praise be to Allah and may Allah’s peace, blessings and mercy be upon our Prophet Muhammad, who has been sent as a mercy to all that exists.

As-Salamu Alaikum Warahmat-ul-Llahi Wa Barakatuh

The Irish Council of Imams urge every individual in the Muslim community in Ireland to write his/her will and testimony. When doing so one should be dutiful to Allah, adhere to Islamic rules, fulfill his/her duties towards others stating what s/he owes as well as what others owe him/her in consistence with the Qur’anic verse stating:

“after payment of wills and debts.” (Trans.04:12)

and the hadith narrated by Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, says:

“It is the duty of every Muslim man who has something which is to be given as a bequest not to have it for two nights without having his will written regarding it.” Agreed upon.

Ibn Umar says:

“Since I heard the Prophet, peace be upon him, say this not even one night passed until I had my will with me.”

This rule is founded on the Qur’an and the Sunnah and the opinion expressed by early and recent Muslim scholars.

3rd of Safar 1443 corresponding to 10/09/2021

       Sheikh Hussein Halawa                                 Sheikh Yahya Al-Hussein

            Chairman                                                        Deputy Chairman

Please note the attachments below containing the above statement in Arabic and English, as well as the templates for the Islamic Will in Arabic and English which can be printed off and filled out.