Question: What is form and manner of creating a valid will?
There is not form and manner prescribed under sharia law, it could be verbal or written as long as intention can be ascertained. However characteristic of a valid will mostly include:
a) Substantial characteristics of a will;
b) Shall be operative after the death of the testator and can be amended reversed or changed during the life of the testator;
c) A will shall only be valid if it bequests property in existence. On extinction of property the will becomes null;
d) A Muslim will in writing need not be signed and if signed need not be attested.