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Leaving a valid Will is the best way to ensure your property and possessions are distributed according to your wishes, when you die. Writing an Islamic Will is equally important to make sure your estate is passed on to family members according to the Islamic Sharia.

If you die without a Will, the laws of intestacy apply, which mean your assets are distributed according to English law, which is significantly different to the Islamic laws of inheritance.

Our specialist solicitors are able to draft Wills that comply with the Islamic Sharia and are also valid under English law.

The Islamic Sharia states that two thirds of your estate must be distributed to your family, in certain fixed shares e.g. a wife would receive 1/8, a son would receive 7/12, and a daughter would receive 7/24 of the estate. If you do not have such close relatives, more distant relatives will inherit instead.

However, the Islamic Sharia also allows you to decide who will inherit the remainder of your estate. You may choose to leave it to friends or family who are not entitled to anything under Sharia law, or to charity.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact Nadia Faki at Lawson-West on 01858 445 480.