"It is the duty of every Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it."
Shariah-Compliant Islamic Wills UK
I Will Solicitors are experts in Islamic Will writing in the UK
We will help you to understand the rules of
Shariah compliant Islamic Wills
The importance of the Islamic Will (Wasiyya) is clear from a number of hadith, such as that quoted above. Observance with the Islamic laws of inheritance carries the potential of great blessing and mercy from our Creator, as mentioned in Surah An-Nisa.
The Islamic laws of inheritance provide for a specific distribution as mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah and codified by scholars. However, unless you make a valid Islamic Will, your estate will not be distributed in accordance with Islamic laws of inheritance and you will not be able to leave a Wasiyya. The Wasiyya is the portion of up to a third of your estate which you can leave to anyone who does not automatically inherit under the Islamic laws of inheritance.
We can prepare an Islamic Will for you
We have established a proven track record in the field of Shariah-compliant Wills and are the leading provider of Islamic Wills in the UK. Uniquely, we have extensive knowledge of both the provisions of Shariah law and the requirements under English law, as our team has studied under Muslim scholars in this field.
In addition, we have members who are qualified with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading body and qualification for specialists in the preparation of Wills and associated work. We are able to provide tailored advice to your individual situation, ensuring that your Islamic Will is prepared in accordance with your faith, while at the same time providing the most appropriate solution to the various tax and asset protection issues which frequently arise.
We offer the UK’s most comprehensive service for writing Islamic Wills
We offer the UK’s most comprehensive service on writing Islamic Wills We can provide clear advice and planning in relation to many common issues faced when writing a Will according to Islamic law, including:
- Islamic inheritance permutations
- Guardianship rights
- Inheritance tax planning
- Joint and mixed property/asset ownership and the Islamic perspective
- Gifting and distributions during one’s life
- Protecting assets for beneficiaries
- Utilising the Wasiyya
- Appointment of Executors and Trustees
- Funeral wishes
- Charitable gifting
Step by Step - How it works
We arrange a free no-obligation video call meeting (usually 45 minutes) to discuss your particular situation, answer questions, fully advise you and confirm costs, timescales etc.
Once you confirm your instructions and provide ID, we draft your Will (along with a comprehensive pack of supporting paperwork) and send this to you within 5-10 working days by email.
We support and follow-up with you in reviewing and finalising the documents, so that you are fully satisfied with the Will and what it does.
When the Will is approved, we send out a final bound copy with instructions on signing and witnessing or meet with you at our offices to sign-off.
When you return your Will we store it safely at no charge and provide a copy to you. And that’s it, you can rest a little easier knowing your Will has been professionally drafted.
“Jabir ibn Abdullah said: Every companion who had the capacity, established a Waqf.”
Book of Waqf, al-Mughni by Ibn Qudama
Islamic Waqf & Islamic Wills – a powerful combination
For over fourteen hundred years Muslims have been creating Waqf Funds from a part of their estate. Our partners at iWaqf can assist you in setting up your own Waqf. The benefits of doing so are numerous, not least establishing a lasting legacy, allowing you to receive an increasing reward for generations to come. Here at I Will Solicitors we can ensure your Waqf is incorporated into your Islamic Will, so that your family and chosen beneficiaries of the Waqf can continue to benefit after your death. We do this by:
- Utilising a trust structure within your Islamic Will.
- This allows assets to be partitioned between Waqf and non-Waqf assets.
- Non-Waqf assets will be inherited in the normal way by your inheritors.
- Waqf assets can be held in trust indefinitely.
- The Waqf assets are grown and the income is used to benefit family and causes of your choice well into the future.
Shariah Will Compliance Certificate
We are committed to ensuring that our Islamic Wills are Shariah-compliant and have been consulting on relevant issues with Islamic scholars and ulema for over a decade.
To continue our endeavours, we have engaged the services of Mufti Faraz Adam of Amanah Finance Consultancy. Mufti Faraz has a deep knowledge of the Islamic sciences and fatawaa, together with legal and financial training, and is a specialist in global Shariah advisory services.
We are pleased that our simple Islamic Wills are now certified as Shariah compliant by Mufti Faraz (see certificate, right) and we are continuing to consult with him on our advice and services to ensure that we provide the highest level of advice to our clients.