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Estate planning in India

In India, the subject of Islamic estate planning holds greater significance compared to other countries due to two primary reasons: the substantial population of Muslims and a lack of awareness regarding Islamic inheritance law and estate planning compliance. That's why Muslims in India often end up distributing estates other than Islamic inheritance law. Although the Indian constitution acknowledges inheritance rights and has dedicated Shariah laws for Muslims, the practical implementation of Islamic inheritance remains an academic interest for Muslim and non-Muslim professionals such as teachers, professors, and lawyers. It is worth noting that India is a non-Muslim majority country where Muslims can fulfill their Islamic inheritance obligations by following "The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat)." However, compliance with Islamic inheritance laws is lacking due to widespread unawareness, even among practicing Muslims and scholars. Regarding intestacy, it is observed that the default legal laws for Muslims take precedence instead of "The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat)." because "The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat)." is not codified and legally enforced. Therefore, those who do not leave Islamic wills or trusts (comply with Shariat) are more likely to have their inheritance distribution follow general legal laws rather than Islamic inheritance principles. To bridge this gap, Wassiyyah brings expertise for Indian Muslims who wish to comply with "The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat)." and legal laws. Wassiyyah allows individuals to create a legally binding Islamic will or trust, ensuring their assets are distributed under Islamic inheritance laws. Given the significant Muslim population in India and the prevailing lack of awareness about Islamic inheritance planning, it is crucial to raise awareness and provide resources for Muslims to navigate this important aspect of their faith, where Wassiyyah comes in handy. Wassiyyah aims to provide service and inspire people to uphold Islamic estate planning obligations.

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