We take great pride in offering a professional and personalized Islamic Will writing service to our Muslim brothers and sisters.
Why Make an Islamic Will?
The significance of Islamic wills, known as wasiyat, is emphasized in the Holy Quran. "It has been ordained upon you, when death is near one of you, leaving wealth behind, to make a will in favor of parents and close relatives, impartially. This is incumbent upon the pious" (2:180). Allah also states, "When death draws near one of you... it is time to make a bequest" (5:106).
The Hadith collections, including Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim and Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhāri, report that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his Last Will and Testament written and kept ready with him."
If you desire your estate to be distributed in accordance with your faith, it is essential to create an Islamic will. Please note that if you reside in the UK or any other Western country, your estate will not be distributed according to Islamic law after your demise unless you have a Will. In the absence of a Will, your assets will be distributed based on domestic laws such as intestacy rules, rather than Islamic law. Hence, to ensure validity and compliance with both domestic and Islamic laws, you must have a Will that satisfies both.
We take immense pride in providing bespoke Islamic Wills, recognizing the significance of this service for our Muslim community. In fact, we even offer free Will writing services to deserving individuals.
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Islamic Wills FAQs
What is an Islamic will?
An Islamic will is a legally-binding document that specifies the beneficiaries to whom a person's assets (property, possessions, money) will be distributed upon their return to Allah (SWT). It encompasses two categories of individuals:
- Ascendants: Including your spouse (husband/wife) and parents.
- Descendants: Your children, grandchildren, and siblings (both full siblings and half-siblings).
A will can also incorporate bequests for charitable purposes.
Meaning of Wasiyyah in Islam
Wasiyyah or Wasiya in Islam refers to the declaration made by an individual during their lifetime regarding the distribution of their property and the arrangements to be executed in accordance with Islamic law after their demise. Hence, this concept aligns with a "will" in domestic law.
What is the law for wills in Islam?
In Islam, a will must be made by the person while they are alive. A will serves the purpose of organizing one's property and assets, ensuring their distribution for the benefit of others or for charitable causes. "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).
Therefore, the creation of Islamic wills holds great importance within an Islamic framework.
How to Create an Islamic Will that is Legal in the UK
While it is possible to create a will independently, seeking legal advice from a lawyer is advisable. At Kang Asset Management, we provide this service to our Muslim community.
To create an Islamic will that is legally recognized in the UK and most other countries, you must fulfill the following conditions based on UK law:
- You must be 18 years old or older.
- 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 declare that this is your
last will, rendering any prior wills invalid.
- You 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.
For full legal guidance, we recommend consulting a solicitor (lawyer). For Islamic guidelines, a scholar can provide Sharia-compliant advice.