The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2720

If a person who notices the signs of his approaching death has kept some property with someone, or he has hidden it in a place not known to his heirs, the obligatory precaution (al‐iḥtiyāṭ al‐wājib) is that he must inform them of it. Furthermore, it is not necessary for him to appoint a custodian and guardian for his children who are minors (ṣaghīr). However, in the event that their property would perish or they would be ruined, he must appoint a trustworthy (amīn) custodian for them.