Additional Benefits of having an Islamic Will in Australia
By executing (signing) a valid Islamic Will, a Muslim can give directions for the executor to make proper preparations for the washing and shrouding of the body. In addition, directions can be made for the funeral procession, salat ul Janazah (funeral prayer) and the burial. This allows a Muslim to protect their rights and have an Islamic funeral. This is particularly relevant for new/convert Muslims because the next of kin will essentially become the legal owners of the body. This means they can decide to bury or cremate the body as they please.
A valid Islamic Will, containing directions for the prevention of an autopsy, is vital evidence in stopping an autopsy if it is ordered by the Coroner. In addition, an Islamic Will can contain provisions for preventing removal and donation of organs and other internal body parts.
Guardianship of Minors (Children)
A valid Islamic Will can also provide guardians for any children under the age of 18. This means you will control who looks after your children in the event that both you and your spouse pass away at the same time. In addition, a valid Islamic Will also provides for a trust to be created for the maintainence of a minor until they become adults.