Sharia Wills

Market-leading experts in the drafting of Sharia compliant wills

Jurit is one of just a handful of law firms in the country to have lawyers who are expert in the field of Sharia will writing, as well as inheritance tax (IHT), estate planning and probate matters.

According to the Sharia (also known as Shari’a / Shari’ah / Shariah) law, Muslims ought to make a will that complies with Sharia succession laws, not just a secular will.

“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Writing a Sharia compliant will can be a complex process and requires expert advice from lawyers familiar with this specialist area.

Our people, your team

Our lawyers are market-leaders in the field of Sharia wills, trusts and estate planning.

Partner, Jo Summers, who leads the team, regularly delivers webinars on the subject to other lawyers, and has also co-written a book on Sharia succession laws: Islamic Wills, Trusts and Estates: Planning for this World and the Next (2011).

Together with Azeam Akram, both can be found regularly commenting on the matter in the trade and national press.

How we help

We will listen carefully to your wishes and will record these in a Sharia compliant will on your behalf, to ensure both your wishes and your religious values are respected.

As part of this process, we will explain what is and isn’t possible, as well as taking you through important considerations – from appointing Muslim executors and specifying funeral wishes, to making provisions for minors in trusts consistent with Sharia law.

Jurit also provides estate planning assistance, ensuring that the right tools are deployed which take into account the nuances of Sharia and what is and is not permitted under Sharia law.

Should you decide to leave a Sadaqah Jariya, a kind of eternal giving of charity in the cause of Allah, we will support you in specifying this via your Sharia Will.

For a no-obligation discussion, contact a member of the team.

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Our services include:

  • Sharia Will writing
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning
  • Estate planning - taking into account nuances of Sharia
  • Probate advice

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