There are numerous references relating to Wills in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Simply reflecting on just a few of these references should make one realise the importance of writing an Islamic Will.
Helping you to fulfil an important Islamic obligation
A will states who inherits your estate. Without one, you die intestate and your estate is distributed according to the rules set by law. These rules do not cater for your Islamic beliefs and will mean that your estate will not be distributed as prescribed in the Quran and Sunnah.
The Islamic will drafted by us will ensure that the distributions are in accordance with Shariah. It is certainly a mercy to mankind that Allah has already ordained how are assets should be distributed upon death.
Years of Experience
“It is prescribed, when death approaches any of you, if he leaves any goods that he makes a bequest to parents and near relatives, according to reasonable usage; this is due from the God-fearing.”
– Surah Al-Baqarah, Quran 2:180
What to include in an Islamic Will
You can specify your funeral and burial rights in your Will in accordance with the practices of Islam such as not having your body subjected to a routine post-mortem and released for burial immediately.
Executors and Trustees
These should be people you trust who will execute on your wishes. They should be those that are good with administration and preferably a similar age or younger than you.
Under Islamic inheritance you can leave up to a 1/3 of your estate to whoever you wish such as a Mosque or any Charity of your choice, as part of Sadaqah Jariyah.
“I have been impressed by the level of service provided by Zahur and his team at Farani Taylors. Zahur spent a number of meetings with us and explained everything in detail as well as listening and answering our queries with professionalism and patience. I thoroughly recommended Zahur and the services provided by Farani Taylors.”
– Shuaib Qureshi
“We decided to use IslamicWills.co.uk after the initial meeting at the mosque where we had a talk given by Zahur. He was very good at explaining the importance to set up an Islamic Will. He answered all our questions until we were satisfied. He was easy to contact and if we had any ad-hoc queries he was quick to respond.
We would recommend Zahur if anyone requires an Islamic Will to be set up and are interested in making savings on Inheritance Tax.”
– Mrs RG
“A lot of discussion took place with Zahur prior to the final version of the Will. All was explained fully and I did not feel rushed at any stage.
I now have an Islamic Will in place thanks to Zahur and his team.
I would definitely recommend to all my family and friends.”
“From start to finish I found the company very helpful. They provided guidance and assessed my circumstances to tailor their advice. I met Zahur several times via video conference where he answered all my queries professionally and with great patience. Thank you soo much Zahur, Qudsia and the whole team.”
– Dr M Butt
“Zahur and his team provided an exceptional service, showing care and consideration during a sensitive time for the family. His professional approach ensured that we were constantly reassured and that our expectations in relation to our Wills were respected and met. I would unreservedly recommend the services of Farani Taylor.”
– Aisha Samad
– Mujahid Sardar
I am less anxious now my Will has been finalised and was very happy with the way you managed it. I am also very grateful to you with the excellent tax planning advice you were able to provide to me.”
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