“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
“A man may do good deeds for seventy years but if he acts unjustly when he leaves his last testament, the wickedness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Fire. If, (on the other hand), a man acts wickedly for seventy years but is just in his last will and testament, the goodness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Garden.” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah)
DJM is pleased to be one of, if not the, first law firms in Wales to offer our Muslim clients a Sharia compliant solution to meet with all of their testamentary requirements. We respect and understand the principles associated with preparing an Islamic Will to ensure it is compliant with both Sharia and English law.
If you die without leaving a Will, the ‘intestacy’ rules dictate how your estate will be distributed, which in the UK will unfortunately not be under the Islamic Law of Inheritance.
DJM can however assist you with preparing an Islamic Will in accordance with the inheritance obligations placed upon you in the Quran.
An Islamic Will also gives you the opportunity to include your wishes, such as:-
- Islamic burial and funeral wishes
- Choice of who you would trust to administer your estate (Executors)
- Appointment of Guardians for your children
- Requesting your religious obligations are fulfilled upon your death – such as unpaid Zakat (charity)
At DJM, our Lawyers will not only draft your Will to ensure it is compliant with Sharia law, but we will also consider ways in which to ensure your Will is tax efficient, minimising any potential tax liability upon your death.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about making a Will, ensuring you have reduced any unnecessary predicaments placed upon your family after your death and most importantly fulfilled your duty as a Muslim.