Islamic Wills Solicitors in Luton
Here at Greystone Solicitors, we recognise how vital inheritance planning is to Islam. Therefore, our Islamic Will Solicitors strive to provide you with the most reliable service possible, tailored to accommodate your needs and religious beliefs while remaining legally accurate.
Our Islamic Will Services include:
- Will drafting services in English, Urdu and Mirpuri
- Calculating inheritance shares of surviving relatives
- Drafting statement of wishes to accompany the Will
- Reviewing Wills
- Interpreting Wills
- Advice on the protection of assets
- Succession matters
- Guidance on the role and responsibilities of executors and trustees
- Lifetime storage of the original Will at no extra cost
What is the law for Wills in Islam?
The Islamic law states that a Will can only be made by the person whilst they are alive. A Will is designed to arrange one’s property and assets, after their death, for the benefit of others or charitable intentions. A Will is not effective during one’s lifetime.
“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it.” –(Bukhari)
If you wish to make an Islamic Will in this country, there are specific criteria you must follow in order for it to be legally binding in the UK, which are as followed:
- You must be 18-years-old or over
- You must be of sound mind
- Your Will must be in written form (oral declarations are not legally binding)
- You must state that you are the author of the Will
- You must lawfully declare that this is your last Will – meaning that any other wills are now invalid
- You’ll need to sign and date the Will in the presence of two witnesses- Neither of the witnesses can be your spouse or beneficiaries of the Will
Who is entitled to inheritance in Islam?
While people who are not of the Muslim religion are free to write their Wills and plan their inheritance as they please, those who are devoted to Islam are required to follow detailed guidelines written in the Quran regarding how the inheritance should be assigned and who gets what percentage of the estate.
Some of the fundamental inheritance rules of Islam under Shariah law may include the following:
- Husband – Entitled to 50% (1/2) of the estate if the deceased has no surviving children or 25% (1/4) if they do have children.
- Wife – Entitled to 25% (1/4) of the inheritance if the deceased has no children or 12.5% (1/8) if they do have children.
- Daughters – Entitled to 50% (1/2) if the deceased has no sons and only one daughter, or 66.6% (2/3) if they have multiple daughters and no sons (shared equally between them).
- Son and daughter – Siblings share a percentage of the estate with a 2:1 ratio in favour of the sons.
- Father – Entitled to 16.6% (1/6) if the deceased has children.
- Mother – Entitled to 33.3% (1/3) if the deceased has no siblings or children, or 16.6% (1/6) if they do.
- Our Islamic Will Solicitors will ensure that your inheritance will be distributed in the correct way of Islam whilst being legally sound in the eyes of the United Kingdom.
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