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Drawing up a non-Shariah will for Muslim client


Nasihah (Advice):The importance of studying the Laws of Inheritance and Succession 


Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayi Wasallam said: “Learn the laws of the Quran and the laws of inheritance, and teach the people, for I will not live forever.” (Tirmidhi)




Question and Answer:


  1. Q. As a solicitor, is it permissible for me to draw up a non-Shariah will for my Muslim clients? Will the income from it be Halaal?


(Question published as received)



A.It is not permissible for a solicitor to prepare a non-Shariah compliant will for a Muslim client, as it will amount to assisting in sin. Allah Ta’ala mentions:


“Do not assist each other in sin and aggression” (Maaidah)


The wages received from preparing such a will, will be Haraam. It will be necessary for the solicitor to return the money to the Muslim client and, if this is not possible, to dispense of it by giving it to the poor and needy. (Shaami)



And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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