Islamic Wills FAQ

Islamic wills are a must for any Muslim living in the UK. This is because if a Muslim dies without a will, their estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy – not Islamic law.

We have previously written the incredibly detailed definitive guide to Islamic wills in the UK. This is still the best place to start. We keep updating this every year to reflect changing law.

However below are a series of shorter articles that address specific queries that we know a number of you often ask us. We are constantly adding to this page so it is a work in progress.

When you are ready to proceed to write your Islamic will you can get started and finish within 15 minutes at IFG Wills. This is an online service that offers £98 Islamic wills, with each will reviewed by a qualified solicitor and mufti.

You can also ask us any Islamic wills queries you have through our contact page or our IFG Forum Wills Thread.

Introduction to Islamic Wills

  1. What makes a will Islamic?
  2. Do Muslims need a will in Islam?
  3. 7 Practical reasons a Muslim needs a will
  4. Islamic wills jargon buster

How Does an Islamic Will Work in the UK?

  1. Introduction to inheritance tax and how it applies to an Islamic will
  2. How to make gifts (bequests)
  3. Dealing with your assets and liabilities
  4. Who Should I make an executor or guardian?
  5. How to ensure your Islamic will is legal
  6. Wills aftercare – how to make changes and store your will
  7. An overview of the probate process for executors/trustees
  8. Dealing with an overseas marriage
  9. Dealing with property abroad
  10. Gifting the family home during your lifetime
  11. Is your pension part of your Islamic will?
  12. Is your life insurance part of your Islamic will?
  13. How to sign and witness your will electronically
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