Islamic Will

    Prescribed for you when death approaches any one of you if he leaves wealth is that he should make a bequest for the parents and near relatives according to what is acceptable – a duty upon the righteous” - Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 180

    ‘Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “It is a duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without including it in his will”.’ - Sahih al-Bukhari

    Allah has made it an obligation upon Muslims to leave a will to dispose of their financial affairs when they die.

    This is to ensure a fair distribution of wealth and avoid dissension and conflict amongst creditors and family members.

    The precise details of who inherits and how much are laid out in the Quran and ahadith.

    The existence of inheritance laws in the UK which are at odds with Islamic prescriptions makes it all the more important that Muslims leave a valid will.

    Ummah Welfare Trust has teamed up with 1st Ethical Charitable Trust to enable Muslims to draw up a legally valid and shariah compliant will, absolutely free of charge.

    Please remember that under Islamic laws of inheritance a Muslim can bequeath one-third of his assets to whoever he pleases before his assets are divided between his heirs.

    Many people choose to leave this one-third, or part of it, to charity so that their money can continue to work for them after their death as a sadaqa jariya or perpetual charity.

    We at Ummah Welfare Trust hope that you can remember us in your Islamic will so we can continue serving the ummah and also help you earn good deeds long after you have left this world.

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