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Islamic Wills USA

Islamic Wills USA will work with you to create wills and estate plans that comply with state, federal, and Islamic law. Islamic Wills USA was founded in Illinois by two Muslim Attorneys who recognized a need for customized Islamic law consulting services for Muslims living in America.

Our law consultants and Islamic scholars will take the time to understand your personal, familial, and financial situation and create an estate plan that fits your needs and helps you.

  • Value Your Assets in your Islamic Will
  • Decide on Funeral Arrangements
  • Designate Any Wasiyyah (Discretionary) Bequests consistent with Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
  • Choose an Executor
  • Choose a Guardian for Your Children
  • Distribute Wealth to Heirs according to Sharia Inheritance Law

How it Works?

Ensuring a Sharia Compliant Islamic Will

Islamic Wills USA is not a form-filling, “do it yourself” estate planning website. We are an Islamic law consulting firm and can also provide legal services in certain parts of the country. Our Islamic law advisors will take the time to understand your personal, familial, and financial situation and draft a custom will or estate plan that fits your needs.

Estate Planning Lawyers Who Understand Your Obligations Under Islamic (Sharia) Law

Wills and estate plans provide secular and religious benefits to you and your family. For Muslims in the United States who seek to adhere to Islamic (Sharia) law, these legal documents are even more crucial. Creating an Islamic will ensures you are fulfilling your Islamic obligation. Islamic Wills USA helps you fulfill these critical religious duties.

  • Responsible distribution of assets
  • Fulfill your Islamic obligation
  • Custom-tailored solutions
  • Avoid probate court
  • Save on post-death administrative costs
  • Renowned resident scholars

We simplify the process of drafting your Sharia-compliant will. Get in touch today to learn more about Islamic estate planning.

Templates

Template Islamic Wills are abundant online. However, simply using a will template and inserting your heirs will not do your unique situation any justice. Every family’s circumstances is different and the benefits of drafting a will may not be realized without consultations with persons who understand the Islamic laws of inheritance and can apply them to your particular situation.  These templates also may or may not be enforceable in court. You must meet with a licensed estate planning lawyer in your locality to confirm your estate plan complies with secular law.

Wasiyyah

After paying funeral expenses and debts, you may designate one-third of your estate to heirs of your choosing, provided it is not given to someone who will already receive a fixed share. This amount can be for friends, family, and charities that otherwise are not entitled to your inheritance.

Islamic Wills USA can help you identify your heirs and distribute your wasiyyah in accordance with the Islamic inheritance laws.

Mirath (Al-Fara’id)

The Mirath (also known as the Al-Fara’id) refers to the two-thirds of your wealth that must go to the fixed Quranic heirs. This is the crux of the Islamic inheritance laws. The primary verses in the Quran pertaining to the Islamic Will provide a breakdown of the Mirath (see Surah Nisa’a verses 11-12 and 176).  Muslims who wish to abide by Sharia law must carefully review these verses and ensure their wealth passes to the Quranic heirs in proportions designated by Sharia law.

Islamic Wills USA can help you draft an Islamic will that ensures your wealth goes to the correct heirs. Email us or give us a call today to speak further about your Sharia compliant Islamic estate plan.

From what is left by parents and those nearest related-there is a share for men and a share for women – whether the property be large or small. A share made fardh (compulsory).

(Qur’an: Surah Al Nisa 4:7)

Islamic References

It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.
(Sahih Al-Bukhari)
Learn the Science of Inheritance because it is from your religion, it is half of knowledge, and it is the first knowledge that would be removed from my nation.
(Al-Hakim)
A man may do good deeds for seventy years but if he acts unjustly when he leaves his last testament, the wickedness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Fire.
If, on the other hand, a man acts wickedly for seventy years but is just in his last will and testament, the goodness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Garden.
(Ahmed and Ibn Majah)

Islamic Trusts Versus Will

Many Muslim families prefer to create a trust over a will. This is encouraged because a trust allows for more flexibility in managing and distributing your assets and also avoids having to go to probate court, thereby saving your heirs time and money.

Think of a trust as a bucket. A person puts all of their belongings into that trust. During one’s life, they are the trustee of the trust and can manage those assets as appropriate. However, when they pass away, they appoint a new trustee to take over the bucket. The trust (i.e. the bucket) does not die and continues to manage the assets by the appointed trustee.  The trustee can also take the necessary steps to distribute the trust assets to the heirs in accordance with Islamic inheritance law.

Consider working with one of our trust experts at Islamic Wills USA. We can explore your options for managing and distributing your wealth in accordance with Sharia law.

Laws on Property

Shariah law has many intricacies regarding property distribution and staying in line with those rules means understanding the laws on property. Secular law has its own complications.

Estate planning is not something you should handle alone. It requires a comprehensive examination of a person’s assets, their family situation and other circumstances.

Islamic Wills USA consists of Sharia law experts who can help you draft an Islamic estate plan. Our experienced staff have the knowledge and capability to help you fulfill your Islamic obligation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Different Schools of Jurisprudence

Inheritance in the Quran lends itself to different schools of interpretation and jurisprudence. These essential guidelines allow people to write wills that divide and distribute assets in compliance with Shariah law and the different schools of jurisprudence.

Call Islamic Wills USA Today

Get in touch with one of our Sharia law experts and get started with your Islamic will and estate plan. We will assist you through this process from the initial telephone call to executing your estate planning documents.