“For men is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, and for women is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, be it little or much – an obligatory share.”


“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.”



The importance of inheritance laws in Islam can be understood from the very fact that Allah Ta’ala himself has taken the responsibility of explaining the laws of inheritance in detail in the Glorious Qur’an, and did not leave it to human reasoning. And after mentioning the laws, He states; “These are the limits of Allah. Whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where such will dwell forever. That will be the great success. And whoso disobeys Allah and His messenger and transgresses His limits, He will make him enter Fire, where he will dwell forever, he will be a shameful doom. (Nisa:14)

It is extremely important that we follow this clear instruction of Allah and not violate the limits of Allah.

In Islam, there are specific guidelines of inheritance distribution; the shares received by each legal heir is clearly defined and cannot be dismissed.

Compass Guidance offers case based guidance on inheritance distribution in accordance with Islamic laws of Inheritance.

Islamic Wills

As mentioned above,the Islamic laws of inheritance provide for a specific distribution. Living in the UK, unless you make a valid Islamic Will, your estate will not be distributed in accordance with Islamic laws of inheritance.

Through a valid Islamic Will, you will be

  • fulfilling the Sunnah of Rasulullah SAW
  • adhering to the Islamic laws on estate distribution
  • protecting the rights of your heirs
  • preventing any potential family dispute

Compass Guidance provides advice on how to draft Islamic Wills.

For any assistance with a specific inheritance distribution case or drafting up an Islamic Will, please get in touch.

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