Reminder of a Islamic Will document

Important reminder Islamic Will – a Must document in Islam 

Every individual Muslim should have this document ready. A person who has house, car, money in account (etc) and have children must prepare will immediately. A person who has nothing mentioned above, should prepare Will because he still has his body. Yes that’s correct body.

Why?  Here is business case… Three incidents in Windsor Ontario

1. Person died on Islam family members wanted him cremated. Imam tried convincing them no success. This guy never prepared will stating his funeral should be according to Islamic belief

2. Family (parents) died social services took over custody of children. Later adopted by non-Muslims.

3. Person died and assets went to estate after all distribution process. End receiver received peanut most used up by official departments involved such as bank, lawyers etc

4. On 12 Jan 2019 was a Janaza (funeral) of a 27 year old young man died in apartment found by police after a week when neighbours complained smell from the apartment. If identity would have not established he could end up in cremation as it is cheapest method. 

For your awareness in north America 
– you don’t need lawyer – you don’t need to pay any one to prepare will for you
– you don’t need to have document endorse by any department what so ever 
How to prepare? 
– print 2 copies of ready to go Will document /template from this link https://windsorislamicassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WIA-IslamicWill-1.pdf
– fill in the blanks 
– have two people witness that you signed these papers… Each page 
– keep one copy at home, one in the bank safety box if you have, otherwise some in safe place
– Windsor dominion masjid offers free service to keep a copy for you in masjid’s safe box 
– announce with in your family, extended family and friends that you have prepared Will, so in case something happens all have information about your will.

Please pass it to other fellow Muslims in neighbourhood and offer them support in making one you will be getting rewards. Jzk

WINDSOR ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION DISCLAIMER
This prototype document was prepared by the Windsor Islamic Association, (WIA henceforth), through consultation with lawyers, religious scholars and review of several such documents from other major Islamic centers, to facilitate the completion of this essential religious obligation. This document is designed to be used as a reference and template. The WIA does not assume any legal responsibly and does not carry any liability in relation to the use of this document. Furthermore, being a religious organization, the WIA cannot be named as an “executor” or guardian in any will, and will not accept such delegation. However WIA can nominate and appoint a qualified individual to be executor of this Last Will and Testament in the event that the person (s) appointed are unwilling or unable. All mature Muslims are obligated to prepare, to update, and secure their wills. Consultation with qualified Islamic scholars and obtaining legal council to customize, and to legalize this document is advised.
This document, both in paper and electronic formats, may be shared, copied, downloaded, and printed only to be used for its intended purpose. Commercial use, all or in part is strictly prohibited.

Why I don’t wear Niqab?

By Fiona Holly

Before I become Muslim, I used to think the lady with hijab (a cloth that cover hair) were nuns since I was very ignorant or not care about religion. When I was learning Islam, one day I went out with few Muslim sisters to have lunch together and we were taking a train. Suddenly one of the born Muslim sisters screamed out as two sisters with niqab (a face veil) were passing by us. I was shocked and I asked her why she screamed since they’re also Muslims. The young sister said she just had a sudden shock to see them but not intention to embarrass them.

After that incident, I realized it’s not only Non-Muslims were scary with someone with face veil but also some Muslims. When I learned more about Islam, I tend to respect everyone with different choices of their dressings, including sisters who have or have no hijab, also sisters with niqab. When I started to wear hijab, it’s already a big deal in my community, in the society in general. When I know my way of dress is a symbol of representing Islam, so I want to make myself to be available to meet with everyone who has question rather than keeping people away from me with lots of unanswered prejudice.

The Born-Muslim Reaction to Reverts

By Cara Joy

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

I would like to begin this thought by noting that many efforts to help reverts comes from a really good place. May Allah (God) bring them reward for their intent, Ameen.

Throughout my few years as a Muslim revert, Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to Allah), I have noticed an interesting dichotomy of responses towards Muslim reverts from born-Muslims. Continue reading “The Born-Muslim Reaction to Reverts”

Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, in Quran

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

Alay Imran
(3:35) When the wife of ‘Imran said, “My Lord, indeed I have pledged to You what is in my womb, consecrated [for Your service], so accept this from me. Indeed, You are the Hearing, the Knowing.”
(3:36) But when she delivered her, she said, “My Lord, I have delivered a female.” And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, “And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the expelled [from the mercy of Allah].”
(3:37) So her Lord accepted her with good acceptance and caused her to grow in a good manner and put her in the care of Zechariah. Every time Zechariah entered upon her in the prayer chamber, he found with her provision. He said, “O Mary, from where is this [coming] to you?” She said, “It is from Allah. Indeed, Allah provides for whom He wills without account.”
(3:38) At that, Zechariah called upon his Lord, saying, “My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.”
(3:42) And [mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. Continue reading “Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, in Quran”

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

Inna lillaahi Wa Inna ilayhi Raaji’uun
It means “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”

We say this statement when someone dies.

Also some of us may say this sentence when we lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But, do you know what it means?

Sure, everyone know that it obviously means ‘To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.’ But, that’s not what here is talking about.

Do you REALLY, TRULY understand these words and their implications in a Muslim’s life? It means …whatever we have is not really ours.

It belongs to Allah.
Continue reading “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

By Khadijah
I used to hear the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” many times. I always thought it was a very positive way to look at life but I never really applied it to myself..until I was forced to.

For quite a while, those lemons were not making anything but lemon juice. I thought that making lemon juice would be much easier than making lemonade. I thought, ‘how do I add sugar when all I have are lemons?’

This went on for quite some time. Over and over, I would allow myself to fall into self pity and despair. Though nobody really knows exactly what my hardships are (except for the occasional few who know me personally), there have been just many things that have caused me complete exhaustion. Many doors keep closing and I honestly feel like just laying on that hard, cold pavement again and and again, giving up on this race to the finish line altogether.

Continue reading “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

Things to remember when dealing with a revert/convert:

  • When in a group setting, please remember to speak in the language everyone understands.
  • When a revert/convert accepts Islam, it’s not an easy decision. She/he has to give up many of his/her old traditions, habits, so please do not be harsh on their way of doing things.
  • Islam is a way of life, it doesn’t belong to any culture. So, when a revert/convert accept Islam, please do not push them to change their outfits and become an Indian, Pakistani or Arab.  They just need to be reminded to have a modest dress.
  • Every revert/convert has an unique journey, unique experiences, unique challenges, so please do not judge others.
  • When a revert/convert discuss their personal issues with you, it’s Amanah (Arabic: أمانة), in the closest literal English translation, means fulfilling or upholding trusts. So, do not tell to others what has been discussed, keep with you until you get permission to pass to others.
  • Be punctual and please take “time” seriously.