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One is Bound by the Provision Made by the Deceased in His Will

Prior to his death, a man bequeathed a quarter of his wealth to be divided as follows: 1) An animal to be slaughtered for him every year. 2) Charities for the poor and needy. 3) Righteous works and charitable projects. - the wealth from which he bequeathed a quarter amounts to some real estate and some small balances in a number of banks. My question is: Is it permissible of a mosque only, or are we bound by the provisions mentioned by the one who made the bequest only?

It is obligatory in a will such as this to be bound by the provision mentioned by the one who made the bequest. The same for all legal wills, it is obligatory to be bound by the provisions mentioned by the one who made the bequest and to implement them as much as one is able. And Allaah is the Granter of success.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 5 Page 59
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