Wills and Probate

(Shariah/Islamic Wills)

Why you MUST make a Will

  • Have you ever considered what will happen to your assets (ie your property, your money in the bank, your car, your jewellery, your stocks and shares, your business, your investments etc) after you die?
  • Who will look after your husband/wife, children, parents, nieces and nephews and anyone that you love and care for after you die ?
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  • The truth is most people do not think about this, and even if they have, do not know what to do. Here is what will happen if you do not make a will :
  • 1- Your loved ones ie your husband/wife/children/mother/father may get nothing and may have no one to look after them.

    2- Your business/property/money in bank/shares/car may go to someone else

    3- The Inland Revenue (The Tax Man) may take a large portion.

     

    Shariah/Islamic Wills

    The UK has an inheritance system that does not comply with the Shariah/Islamic rules. By making a Shariah Will therefore you can ensure that your family get what the Shariah & Islam has ordained for them.

    However Shariah has an inheritance system that is pre-fixed and automatically gives your estate to your family members. Some Muslims may not wish to give away their estate according to the Shariah rules and this can cause a religious/moral dilemma. We can therefore attempt to ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to your wishes BUT that it does NOT breach the Shariah Rules. We can also ensure that you get the best Tax/Inheritance advice as well so that your loved ones are not lumbered with a large tax bill.

     

    According to the Holy Quran:

    Surah An Nisa

    Verse 13. These are the limits (set by) Allah (or ordainments as regards laws of inheritance), and whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him) will be admitted to (Paradise), to abide therein, and that will be the great success.

     

    According to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

    "It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to bequeath (to give away upon death) to stay two nights without having his Last Will & Testament written and kept ready with him" Sahih Bukhari Book of Wills Volume 4, Book 51, Number 1.

     

    Our Credentials

  • We have advisors with over 30 years of experience.
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  • AML Solicitors is the only solicitors firm that has been recognised by the following organisations to draft  Wills for Muslims in the UK according to the Islamic Shariah
  • 1- The Shariah Council - London : www.shariahcouncil.org

    2- The British Muslim Forum : www.britishmuslimforum.com

     

  • We are members of the Law Society of England & Wales. www.lawsociety.org.uk
  • We are Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: www.sra.org.uk
  • We are answerable to the Legal Ombudsmen: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
  • We are Lexcel Accredited.  http://www.lexcelaccreditation.co.uk
  • We have in house Solicitor Higher Court Advocates. www.sahca.org.uk
  • We are members of Connect2Law: www.connect2law.co.uk
  • We have professional accreditation: www.apil.org.uk
  • We are recognised for our expertise: www.lawsociety.org.uk/productsandservices/accreditation.page
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