Wasiat is a written declaration of a Muslim individual made during his lifetime in respect to his assets or benefit thereof, to be carried out for the purpose of charity or for any other purposes permissible by Islamic law after his death. In the Hadith compiled Al-Bukhari and Muslim, it is stated that the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said, "It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to Wasiat to stay for two nights without having his Wasiat written and kept ready with him".
One would normally think that upon his/her demise, his/her estate would "automatically" go to his/her loved ones, but this is unfortunately not true. As a matter of fact, the estate would have to go through a legal process in order for your loved ones to receive it. The legal process could be a smoother with the availability of Wasiat.
Choosing the right Executor for your Wasiat is important. An Executor is the one who will administer your estate distribution and ensure your loved ones to receive their entitled portions and assets.