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All Muslims must have a written Last Will and Testament compliant with the Mawarith schedule, as set out in the Qur’an.
Sadly, many Australians (Muslims and non-Muslims alike) don’t have a Will and don’t fully appreciate the consequences of not having a Will. Simply put, when compared to the problems and the cost caused by not having a Will, it’s actually an easy, hassle-free, and relatively inexpensive process to make a Will – even an Islamic Will.
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Continuing from my previous examples, here are a few more examples of potential family arrangements and what the estate split would look like. Example 1 Relation Each Inherit Comment 2 sons 4/9 Sons and daughters split the remainder 2:1 2 daughters 2/9 Sons and daughters split the remainder 2:1 1 father 1/6 Father gets prescribed […]
Despite the ease and convenience of online banking, maybe you’ll (eventually) need help from others to handle your banking and finances. Have you thought about how you’re going to do that? In New South Wales, the general power of attorney and enduring power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf […]
You’ve been thinking about making a Will for a while, haven’t you? Of course, you have been! Otherwise, why are you reading this article? You’re reading this article because you’ve been searching the internet about how to make a Will which means you still haven’t done it yet. What’s the delay? Most people know they […]
People often ask what key principles determine the inheritance rights in an Islamic Will. Simply, it comes down to 3 factors: Relationship Generational Category Financial Burdens Relationship is the simplest factor as it directly relates to how close of a relative the individual is. The closeness of the degree of relation is what determines if […]
So, you have done some research and read a few articles that explain the rules governing how an estate should be divided under an Islamic Will. But what exactly does that look like? To give it a little bit of context here are a few examples of potential family arrangements and how the estate would […]
When people say they don’t want to do a Will because they just can’t bring themselves to think about dying – the reality is that the Will is more about life than it is about death. Although a Will only becomes effective when you die, the purpose is to really be a reflection of your […]
There are sometimes occasions where people express interest in drafting an Islamic Will; they then go into detail about what they want, and it becomes clear that it is not actually an Islamic Will at all. The most common way that this situation presents itself is through parents wanting to divide their estate equally between […]
On 22 April 2020, the New South Wales government introduced the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 which amended the Electronic Transactions Regulation 2017 by allowing documents such as wills, power of attorney and enduring guardianship (and others) to be witnessed over ‘audio visual link’ (ie, video conference). The government introduced these […]
As far as Wills go, it is important for everyone to have one. It’s the best way to make sure your family know exactly what your wishes are regarding your estate (all that you own and owe). You may be thinking, “I could just tell them what I want. I trust them to do as […]
Preparing a will is something most people choose to do at some point in time in their lives. If a person leaves it to when they are frail and ill issues will arise concerning their mental and legal capacity. In Australia there are four issues that must be considered in order to figure out if […]
By now you have probably either read or heard about the Facebook privacy breach by Cambridge Analytica. However, have you considered what happens to your Facebook data when you pass away? Additionally, have you ever considered what would happen to your digital purchases when you pass away? Social Media Accounts Most mainstream Social Media platforms such […]
In October this year, the Queensland Supreme Court heard a case regarding the validity of an Informal Will. Interestingly the case examines whether an unsent text message can be accepted as an Informal Will. The case brings two questions to light. Firstly it asks us to consider whether formal Wills are still necessary in our […]