MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) is providing supporters with bespoke Islamic Wills – for free.
How it works
Why make an Islamic Will?
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his last will and testament written and kept ready with him.” (Bukhari).
As a Muslim, you must distribute your wealth after you die according to the sharia (Islamic law).
If you live in the UK, then having a Will is a must. This is because if you die without one, your assets will be distributed according to domestic law, not Islamic law.
You need to have a Will that complies with both English law and Islamic law in order for it to be both valid in the UK and in accordance with Islam.
You can leave the world a better place by leaving a legacy donation to MEND in your Will.
The video below outlines how we use our resources to create positive impact for the Muslim community and beyond.
Legal & Sharia Experts
Qualified Solicitor – previously worked at city law firms Ashurst LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
MA in Islamic Banking and Finance
Alim under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi
Qualified Solicitor – previously worked at city law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Alim from Darul Uloom Bury
BA in Banking and law
Previously Islamic scholar at National Zakat Foundation
IFG Wills is IslamicFinanceGuru’s Islamic Will-writing service. It’s ordinarily a paid service (the Standard Will costs £98).
IFG Wills has agreed to offer MEND donors an Islamic Will for free.
We cannot say for certain! So make your Will now because the standard Will normally costs £98.
That’s fine. IFGWills allows unlimited amendments to their Wills for just £10 a year. So submit your Will form now.
Your family need to be able to find all of your assets- one of the mainstream Will writers has stated that, on average, £9,700 is lost in undiscovered assets where a Will is not made. To tackle this, IFG Wills includes a ledger of your assets so you don’t have to disclose that information during your lifetime. Just input what you are comfortable providing and, so long as you’re confident all your assets can be found by your executors based on what you list, the record of your assets will serve its purpose.
The online form is designed to take just 20 minutes and the average time for completion reflects this. If you’re stuck on some details, you can submit the form without it and provide it later.
Yes – our Wills are fully legal and binding in England & Wales. We are fully qualified and registered solicitors.