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Islamic Wills


Islamic Wills


We have a specialist department of lawyers who draft Islamic Wills. Our lawyers specialise in the Islamic Law of Inheritance & Succession and can draft a Will for you that is compliant with Islamic Law (Shariah).


Why make an Islamic Will?

It is imperative for Muslims to make an Islamic Will, particularly for those living in countries subject to different laws that are not in accordance with the Islamic Law of Inheritance and Succession. We understand the importance of making an Islamic Will.

You can be assured that our lawyers will provide you with the legal expertise to ensure that your Will is fully Shariah compliant whilst also meeting the legal formalities and requirements of English Law to ensure it is valid within the United Kingdom and will stand up to scrutiny in a court of law.

  • The rules of inheritance in Islamic Law are different to English Law. Therefore if you die without an Islamic Will, your assets and belongings will be distributed according to the English rules of Intestacy and not the Islamic Law of Inheritance. People may therefore get your assets who are not entitled to them under Islamic Law

  • Making an Islamic Will ensures that distribution of your remaining estate (after discharge of funeral expenses and outstanding debts) will be amongst the entitled heirs according to Shariah Law, preventing family disputes and ensuring provision is made for the entitled heirs. Therefore you do not need to worry about who to make provision for as the shares are fixed and the heirs pre-determined

  • An Islamic Will makes sure that your burial takes place according to the Islamic rituals

  • By making an Islamic Will you can request that your religious obligations are fulfilled upon your death for example discharge of charity (Zakat) unpaid during your lifetime

  • In your Islamic Will you can give money to a charity or Islamic institution and derive posthumous benefit from this when you die

  • The Will gives the Testator the opportunity to help someone who is not entitled to inherit from them (such as an orphaned grandchild)

  • The Will can be used for the appointment of Guardians for children.

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