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The Wake-up call for Muslims regarding Islamic estate planning

Despite clear evidence in the Holy Quran (Ch.4) and many books of Hadiths, many surveys have been conducted. Most found unfavorable results regarding Islamic estate planning and meeting shariah compliance duties. This indirectly indicates that most Muslims do not have Wills, Trusts, or other estate plans, so their estates will follow Islamic law. The urgency and necessity of Islamic estate planning should be considered based on five main factors; To provide protections to heirs and guardianship to minors, fulfillment of debts, legal obligations to meet compliance, gain total control of wealth before death, and achieve successful salvation. Everyone fears three things: Grave, Qiyamah (i.e., Day of judgment), and Hell. No one can deny that Paradise is where everyone aims to dwell for adherents of all faith. Someone who does not believe in religion, i.e., Atheists, still aspire to achieve peace after death, but the difference is they do not believe there is such a place of paradise. For Muslims, it's crisp and clear that estate planning and inheritance duties are mandatory duties without exceptions and directly tied to the way to paradise, which directly depends on the fulfillment of Inheritance and debt obligations.

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