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Wills and Probate

Islamic wills

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 The demand for Islamic will has grown manifold in the past few years within the Muslim community in Britain. We provide a specialist Islamic will writing service for Muslim clients. We ensure that an Islamic will is drafted in a way that complies with the Islamic shari’ah and which is valid under English law.

It is common to put off writing a will. However, through a valid will one can decide what happens to his or her property and possessions after death. Although under English law there is no obligation to write a will, leaving a valid will is the best way to ensure that one’s estate is passed on to family members according to the shari’ah law.

If a person dies without a will he or she is deemed to have died ‘intestate’ and the deceased’s assets may be distributed according to English law rather than shari’ah law. Crucially, the rules of English law are not the same as Islamic laws of inheritance. An Islamic will therefore might be essential for many of our observant Muslim clients.

Probate

When a person dies, the loved ones have to eventually deal with their estate (money, property and possessions left by the deceased) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing what is left to those people entitled to it.

‘Probate’ is a term commonly used when talking about applying to court for the right to deal with a deceased person’s estate. It is sometimes also known as ‘administering the estate’. Probate is the court’s authority given to a person or persons to administer a deceased person’s estate.

We have many years of experience in providing legal advice and assistance in dealing with Probate matters. We will endeavour to ensure that the deceased’s estate is dealt with in a smooth manner, which is sensitive to the family members of the deceased.

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