The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them." [Muslim]
A legacy gift is a type of donation that allows an individual to allocate a portion of their estate to a charity of their choice. Legacy gifts can be made through various legal instruments, such as wills and trusts, by specifying the name of the beneficiary organisation. Legacy gifts are a way of supporting a cause that matters to the donor beyond their lifetime.
One of the principles of Islamic law is that you have the right to dispose of a portion of your estate as you wish, as long as it does not exceed one third of the total value. This means that you can leave a bequest to anyone who is not already entitled to inherit from you under Shari’a, such as distant relatives, friends, or charities.
One of the simplest ways to support KORT’s mission is to leave a gift to KORT in your Will. To do this, you must have a valid Will that reflects your wishes.
Islamic law (sharia) requires Muslims to distribute their wealth after death according to specific rules. If you live in the UK, you also need a valid Will to ensure your wishes are respected. Otherwise, your estate will be divided according to domestic law, which may not follow Islamic principles.
To avoid this, you should have a Will that complies with both English and Islamic law. This way, you can protect your rights and fulfil your religious obligations.
Find out more about Islamic Wills