For American Muslims, the faridah of Islamic Inheritance, based on the Quran, (4:11-14, 4:176) , is largely ignored by the American Muslim community though it is a faraid obligation. I assist families in both Southern and Northern California as well as throughout the country.
Islamic Inheritance is different from other forms of inheritance in the United States as particular people have an absolute right to inheritance ordained in the Quran. Parents have a right to inheritance, as do children and spouses. In general, in the United States, the spouse is often the only beneficiary and we are to expect the spouse will always take care of the children. Unfortunately, many things can go wrong with this kind of thinking. It is always important to preserve rights in order to avoid injustice.
As Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, I assist families in California and Nationwide (often through co-counsel or consulting) in developing appropriate plans that meet the requirements of the Sharia. Call 714-505-3631 or contact me by email to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Islamic estate planning lawyer.
For a free guide on Islamic Inheritance, a step by step guide to what Islamic Inheritance is and how it works, sign up today!