Q: Person A passed away. After this, Person B claims that Person A had done wasiyyah of part of his wealth to him. He brings two male witnesses.
My question is: Do these witnesses need to be upright in order for the wasiyyah to be valid? Or would they just have done tahammul of shahada, in which being upright is not a condition?
A: If they are not aadil (just and pious witnesses), their witnessing will not be accepted.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)