647. Commandment – Regarding writing a WILL as the death approaches

647. Commandment –Regarding writing a WILL as the death approach

[5:107] O ye who believe! the right evidence among you, when death presents itself to one of you, at the time of making a bequest, is of two just men from among you; or of two others not from among you, if you be journeying in the land and the calamity of death befall you. You shall detain them both after Prayer for giving evidence; if you doubt, they shall both swear by Allah, saying, ‘We take not in exchange for this any price, even though he be a near relation, and we conceal not the testimony enjoined by Allah; surely, in that case, we should be among the sinners.’  [5:108] But if it be discovered that the two witnesses are guilty of sin, then two others shall take their place from among those against whom the former two witnesses — who were in a better position to give true evidence — sinfully deposed, and the two latter witnesses shall swear by Allah, saying, ‘Surely, our testimony is truer than the testimony of the former two, and we have not been unfair in any way; for then, indeed, we should be of the unjust.’  [5:109] Thus it is more likely that they will give evidence according to facts or that they will fear that other oaths will be taken after their oaths. And fear Allah and hearken. And Allah guides not the disobedient people. 

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