As a Muslim, you want to ensure you’re following the commandments of Allah SWT, right? Well, in surah an-Nisa, Allah has told you who should inherit from your possessions after you die.
You pray, fast, make Hajj, give Zakat and consume Halal… But you may be overlooking a crucial Islamic obligation.
Can you guess what it is?
Making a will.
For someone living in a country, where Islamic personal law is implemented, a will is not necessary. Why? Because the legal process in that country will deal with the possessions of the deceased correctly.
In the UK, however, things are different.
Now, let’s pause for just a moment. Let me ask you a question. Would you knowingly go against Allah’s commandments? Of course not.
Well… living in the UK, if you don’t make a will and die without a will i.e. you die intestate, the government will decide who will inherit from you.
This means that you have knowingly and willingly gone against the principles laid down by Allah. How? By putting yourself into a situation where you are allowing the British government to decide who will inherit from you.
In other words, you’re preferring that law over the commandment of Allah.
Sounds a little harsh, but I want you to reflect upon this Hadith for a moment:
“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.” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah)
Puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?
By now, you should have a good understanding that making a will is your religious obligation.
Living in the UK, if you don’t make a will and die without a will, you die intestate. This means that the government will decide who will inherit from you. You can change this by simply making a will.
How can you fulfil your duty and earn the pleasure Allah SWT?
At True Wills, we understand how important it is for you to protect
- Your Akhirah
- Your wealth
- Your children
That’s why our CEO, Mohamed Suleman, a UK qualified solicitor is hosting a free 60 minute webinar to teach you the importance of a will, and how you can write one.
Spaces are limited and the event is filling up quickly.
Upcoming parts in this series:
- Incorporating additional powers
- Asset Protection
- Vulnerable people
Speak soon, inshAllah!