Question: Can I appoint one of my heirs as an executor to my estate?

Answer: Yes, you may appoint one of your heirs as an executor to your estate. If fact it is preferable to appoint an heir as an executor. 

ولو الى صبي وَعبد غيره وكافر وفاسق بدل بغيرهم ، فَلَو بلغ الصبي وعتق العبد واسلم الكافر لم يخرجهم القاضي عنها ....

ووصي ابي الطفل احق بماله من جده 

[ فتاوي الشامي ج٦ ص ٦٩٩-٦١٤]

And Allah Knows Best

Yusuf Moosagie 

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