Importance of a Will in Islam

In countries where the intestate succession law is different from Islamic law it becomes absolutely necessary to write a Will. England and Wales is one such jurisdiction. It is however relatively straightforward to write a Will that complies with Islamic law and ensure that your estate is distributed correctly according to the rules laid down in the Qur’an.

Additionally, and perhaps most importantly your Will is also used to appoint guardians for your children. It can also clarify the nature of joint accounts, and the position of those living in commensality. We offer specialist advice and professionally drawn documents. For your convenience we can meet you at your home or you can choose to visit our offices or meet us at the Iqbal Centre in Peterborough.

“‘It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it’.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari)


A Will is a straightforward & inexpensive document to arrange. However very few people in the Muslim population have taken this important step, and according to shariah, one of the most important duties in a Muslim persons life is to write an Islamic Will. Our Will writing specialist ensure that your requirements are documented according to Islamic Law.

It is extremely important for a Muslim to leave a Will that is in accordance with Islamic Guidelines, as the absence of one will result in the person’s estate being distributed in a non-Islamic manner.

If a Muslim dies without leaving an Islamic Will, there is very little the beneficiaries can do in ensuring for forcing distribution of the deceased’s estate according to the Qur’an. However if you find yourself in this situation we can help you with your options.

Islamic wills and guidelines

The four duties when a muslim dies…

  • Payment of funeral expenses

  • Payment of his/her debts

  • Execution of his/her Will

  • Distribution of the remaining  estate according to Sharia

We can assist your family in carrying out these duties.

For initial free advice about writing an Islamic Will call Mariam Khan on 01733 828 318 or request a call back below:

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney are the legal documents that enable A son to manage his father’s money if his father is unable to do so himself, a mother’s children to arrange care for her when she needs it in old age or parent to continue to manage the affairs of their disabled child as the child turns 18.

If these important documents are not in place your family will be left in the hands of the courts and the adult social care system run by your local authority. Nobody wants that for their loved ones.

None of us wants to think about getting ill, however data from the 2001 census reveals that our community has the highest levels of illness and disability. In particular our high levels of diabetes mean that we are at high risk of Strokes.

Each of us will have two LPAs the first deals with our property and finances, the second deals with our health and welfare. In each document we can appoint up to four people to deal with our affairs.

We turn to our family at times of need – LPA’s mean that our family will have the legal power to help us.

If you need more information or help on creating an Islamic Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney, contact us.

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