The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2723

If a person retracts his will – for example, he states that the one-third of his estate4 is to be given to someone but then states that it must not be given to him – such a will becomes void (bāṭil). If he changes his will – for example, he appoints a custodian for his children but then appoints someone else in his place – his first will becomes void and his second will must be acted upon.

4 This refers to the maximum amount of one’s estate over which he has discretion in a will for it to be disposed of in accordance with his wishes after his death.