Darul Hikmah: Islamic Wills and US Law Workshop

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  • 1. Inheritance workshop
    Preparation for Death & The Distribution of the Estate
    Mufti Abrar Mirza
  • 2. Preparation for death
    Only certainty in life
    Not just something to await, but to prepare for
    Death on īmān
    Advice to family
    Settling of debts
  • 3. Inheritance & bequests
    Importance in Islam
    Mīrāth (Inheritance)
    Required
    Shares specified in the Qur’an
    Wasiyyah (Bequests)
    Optional
    Up to one-third
    Inheritors ineligible
  • 4. Reacting of death
    Grieving within Shar’ī limits
    Rushing janāzah
    Sending thawāb
  • 5. Distribution of estate
    Burial expenses
    Settling of debts
    Wasiyyah
    Mīrāth
  • 6. misconception
    Claims of unfairness in son receiving twice the share of daughter
    Woman’s wealth for herself only
    Man’s wealth for him and all dependents
    May include wife, parents, siblings, etc.
  • 7. Practical advices
    Shares in one’s lifetime
    Ownership of small, low value items
    Joined family homes
    All necessary details
    Make-up fasts and prayers
    Hajj
    Scholars
    Custody
  • 8. Practical advices
    Medical treatment
    Timely execution of the will
    Should not forego one’s share
  • 9. Contact information
    abrar.a.mirza@gmail.com
    abrar.mirza@darulhikmah.com
  • 10. Inheritance workshop
    Shari’ah Compliant Estate Planning
    Zubair M. Tajuddin, Esq.
  • 11. Estate Planning basics
    Estate Planning is the legal and financial process of arranging and managing your assets during life and after death.
    State Law has certain defaults. The end goal is to comply with Shariah. The estate planning process is building the bridge between the State’s defaults and the Shariah objectives.
    There are Six primary issues.
  • 12. State Defaults
    What happens if you do nothing?
    Distribution of Assets
    Guardianship of Minors
    Tax and Fee Consequences
    Probate Court Consequences
  • 13. Issue #1 - Distribution
    WHO will receive distribution?
    HOW MUCH will they receive?
    HOW will they receive it?
    WHEN will they receive it?
    WHAT will they receive?
  • 14. Issue #2 – Guardianship
    Who can care of Minor or Adult Disabled Children?
    Overseas Guardians v. US Resident Guardians
    What is the guardianship process?
    How to appoint guardians?
  • 15. Issue #3 – Probate Taxes
    How much are Probate Taxes?
    US Citizen v. non-US Citizen
    How to avoid Probate Taxes
  • 16. Issue #4 – Probate Court
    What is the Probate Court process and why is it necessary?
    How and why to avoid probate courts?
    What are the benefits and drawbacks to avoiding probate courts?
  • 17. Issue #5 - Disability
    Who will make financial decisions?
    Who will make health care decisions?
    What are your end of life decisions?
  • 18. Contact information
    Zubair M. Tajuddin, Esq.
    The Law Office of Tajuddin & Khan, P.C.
    (630) 624-1396
    zubair@tajuddin5.com
    ztajuddin@tandkfirm.com