Carter Law offer our clients sharia compliant wills, carefully written to ensure that in the event of your passing, your estate and wealth are distributed in accordance with Islamic law, whilst also complying with what is required by UK law.
“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Dedicated Islamic Will Writing Service
We provide a Sharia Will writing service to Muslims who wish to leave their estates in accordance with Sharia law. We have solicitors who are trained Sharia Law specialists on our premises, unlike other law firms who often outsource this type of work. For your peace of mind, our Islamic Wills are developed with some of the UK’s leading Islamic Scholars to ensure they are 100%
For your peace of mind, our Islamic Wills are developed with guidance from some of the UK’s leading Islamic Scholars to ensure they are 100% Sharia compliant. We’ll also ensure that your will also complies with British law too, so you can be satisfied that your affairs will be entirely in order after your passing.
Why Should I Make a Sharia Compliant Will?
Sadly, many problems can arise if you die without leaving a valid Will, so it’s vital that you do leave guidance for your family and loved ones after you’re gone. Muslims may find that a sharia compliant will ensure your wishes are carried out in accordance with your faith, something that may be omitted by a typical UK will writing service.
- Ensure your wealth is distributed Islamically
If you do not leave a Will, then your wealth will be distributed in shares defined by Law, which are not the same as those laid down by the Sharia and also not always the way you might want.
- Protect your children
If you do not leave a Will, intestacy rules will apply and your children may not receive the amounts you intended for them. Ensure your children do not lose out on your inheritance by making financial arrangements in your Will. You can also appoint suitable Muslim guardians with good Islamic teachings to look after your children until they reach the age of 18.
- Protect your spouse
English law does not recognise an Islamic marriage. Therefore, if you have not had a civil ceremony your spouse will be regarded as an unmarried partner and may have no rights – unless you write a Will.
- Avoid unnecessary family disputes
Making an Islamic Will makes your wishes clear so that all members can respect your decisions. It also lets you choose your own executors and avoids your closest family having to apply for ‘letters of administration’.
- Protect your foreign property
If you own property abroad you will most likely need to make a Will in that country and take specialist advice.
- Help the less fortunate
Leaving a charitable gift in your Will creates a durable legacy and can make a real difference for those in need. Sadaqah Jariyah (ongoing charity) is an action that continues to be rewarded even after death.
- Leaving your estate to your ex-spouse
English law does not recognise an Islamic divorce. If you died without leaving a Will, your former spouse would inherit from your estate even though he or she would no longer be entitled to a fixed share under Sharia Law. Carter Law can take care of both your Islamic and English Divorce.
With our help you can ensure your family and your assets are protected. Our Sharia tax planning solicitors will also advise you on the tax consequences of your wishes.
Personal Islamic Will Writing Services
At Carter Law, we offer a very personal service. Our Sharia Will solicitors will take your detailed instructions and tailor your Islamic Will to your wishes.
We understand the difficulties which can arise by disputed Wills and estates. Our Sharia Wills are checked by our legal professionals to ensure that they are legally binding and give you the assurance that they accurately reflect your wishes.
Cost of Sharia Will
Writing a Sharia Will does not have to be expensive. At Carter Law, we like to be transparent. We offer fixed fee services and packages. We also offer free Sharia wills if you want a basic, unchecked Islamic Will.
Contact to Discuss Your Sharia Compliant Will
Do not hesitate to contact Carter Law if you’d like further information about our Sharia compliant will writing service; we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
To arrange a consultation with a Sharia-compliant Islamic
solicitor, please call us on 0844 414 0667