Frequently asked questions
Can I bequest to an Heir?
Bequests are really for non-heirs only as if they are for an Heir the other heirs can block the all or part of the bequest.
Why can’t I bequest more than one third?
The portion of one third is the maximum allowed by the Prophet, may peace be upon him, when Saad Ibn Abi-Waqqas consulted him about giving two thirds of his money to charity.
What about relatives not listed?
They do not inherit, e.g., consanguine aunts (sisters of Father), but again they can be given a bequest. The sum of all bequests cannot exceed 1/3 (one third) of the Estate.