Sharia Compliant Wills

Instruct a solicitor who is experienced in the creation of Sharia compliant Wills that are also legally binding, so your wishes for the future of your assets can be met.

We recognise how important it is for an individual of Islamic faith to decide whether they apply the principles of Sharia Law to the distribution of their assets on death.

Within a Sharia compliant Will, you can include details on what will happen to your assets when you die, just as with a standard will.

The difference is that we can honour Islamic rules to ensure the distribution of your assets aligns with Sharia law.

We work to the Law Society’s guidance on Sharia compliant Wills, which focuses primarily on Sunni rules.

We ensure that Islamic wills are drafted by qualified solicitors who understand the elements of pre-determined inheritance rules embedded within Sharia Law.

Aside from ensuring that the Sharia Law elements of your Will are addressed, our experts will ensure that your will is legally binding and compliant with UK Law.

Namely, you must be over the age of 18, have sound mental capacity, have a written record of your wishes and sign it in the presence of two witnesses.

You can rest assured that both the legal and religious elements will be appropriately addressed in your Will.

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0161 969 3131.

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What makes a Sharia Compliant Will?

There are three key elements of the will writing process to consider.

Firstly, you must account for the cost of burial and payment of any debts.

The balance of your estate is then split into thirds.

Two thirds of the estate will be distributed amongst designated heirs.

The final third, (‘bequest’) can be utilised however you wish. This could be giving to charity, Sadaqah Jariyah, or supporting organisations or people who wouldn’t otherwise be in receipt of inheritance.

You should be specific as possible in your wishes, i.e. ‘1/3 of my assets left to charity X’.

Important Elements of Sharia Law Distribution and reasoning :

  • Males have responsibility to upkeep the financial stability of the family. Because of this, sons are entitled to double the share of daughters
  • Males must utilise their extra share to support females, whilst females can use their inheritance for themselves, however they wish
  • Shares to parents are equal
  • Where a relative is a non-believer, they are not entitled to inherit under Sharia Law

When meeting with a solicitor, you should consider:

  • Wishes for your funeral
  • What will be left to whom
  • Who will be named executor(s) of your Will
  • Do you need to appoint guardians for your children?
  • What is the value of your assets?
  • If you have a business, what will happen to that if you die?
  • The individual(s) appointed as executors of the will must be Muslim

Your Will should be kept up to date in line with milestones in life. We can store it for you to ensure it doesn’t get lost.

Contact us for your Sharia Compliant Will

Our wills & probate team are excellent at what they do, regularly receiving exceptional feedback from clients on Review Solicitors.

A number of colleagues within this team have specific experience in drafting Sharia compliant Wills. We will ensure that one of these specialists is appointed to manage your will writing process.

Use the form at the top of this page to contact us, or give us a call on 0161 969 3131.

Sharia Wills Specialists

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