For Muslims living in the West, not having a valid Shariah Compliant Will in accordance with Islamic beliefs is not an option. It is of utmost importance that provisions are in place to protect both yourself and your loved ones, to ensure your estate is distributed in a manner which is prescribed for you, while making sure that your Will is legally valid.
An Islamic, or Shariah compliant Will is one that adheres to the principles of the Islamic law of succession.
At least two-thirds of a deceased’s estate must be distributed between living relatives according to predetermined shares.
Up to one-third of the estate can be donated to anyone in a Will who is not eligible for a fixed share.
Whilst you have the freedom to choose who you wish to inherit a third of your estate, most people choose to donate some or even all of this to charity. It is preferred that the charity is one with continuous and ongoing rewards even after the person has passed, for example; to benefit the poor, planting a tree, sponsoring an orphan or contributing towards building a mosque, school.
Fairmont Legal is proud to offer a specialist Shariah Will drafting services. Our Solicitors can give you the peace of mind that your Will meets the requirements of both UK and Shariah law.
Each Will is carefully drafted to ensure your needs are met and that the Will is legally valid.
It will then be reviewed by a qualified Mufti to who will consult with you to make sure that the Will is fully Shariah-compliant.
Fairmont Legal is proud to offer this unique service of not only the legal experience of our experienced solicitors but also the guidance of a qualified Mufti.
Our consultant Mufti is qualified from Mazahirul Uloom Sahanpur with over 10 years’ experience in Islamic Inheritance Laws and has trained students in Daruloom Bury for over 6 years.
This gives you the assurance and peace of mind that your Will meets the requirements and obligations as a Muslim and a UK citizen.
(Your appointed solicitor will determine your suitability for this option based on the complexity of you requirements)
You will receive a consultation with a Mufti to discuss your needs to ensure that your Will is Shariah compliant.
If your circumstances are complex and/or you need a more tailored Will, we will provide you with a quote based on the additional work required.
Once your Will has been completed, we may charge a small fee of £30.00 for any changes made to an existing Will which has been completed by us.
You can rest assured that you will not be faced with any surprise charges.
Please use this questionnaire to notify us of all the information you require to be addressed in your Will. Not all questions will apply to you however please complete all relevant sections to the best of your ability.
Please provide as much information as possible so that we can consider your instructions and ensure that the advice we provide is accurate. In preparing your Will, we only rely on the information you provide and we will not contact any third parties to verify that information. It is therefore your responsibility to satisfy yourself that the information in this questionnaire is true and complete, to the best of your knowledge and belief.
Once completed, please send the completed questionnaire to [email protected] and one of our specialist Will writing Solicitors will contact you to discuss your next steps. You will also receive a personal consultation with a Mufti to ensure that your Will is Shariah-compliant.
Or Download a pdf version and return the questionnaire via email or post.
Once we have received your completed questionnaire, a member of our Wills team will contact you to discuss your next steps.
More information on Wills & Shariah Wills can be found below.
If you wish to speak with one of our specialists, please contact us via 01204 866597, [email protected] or our Contact Us page.