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Welcome to Wassiyyah, the academy of Islamic Inheritance law


Wassiyyah aims to convey Islamic inheritance law knowledge and reveal its beauty, justice, fairness, and more to every part of the world. Shariah is perceived as strict and rigid compared to conventional laws but provides solid protection for inheritors morally. We have many important things to share before you may think of anything regarding estate planning or inheritance, so please do not leave without reading below if it helps, inspires you, or need improvement, please feel free to leave your feedback. You should know Five (5) things about Shariah before you know anything more about Inheritance.

  1. Shariah means a "Path leading to the watering place", which closely resembles the meaning of Halachah, the Jewish law. Halachah means the "Path." Both laws include the word "Path" and end with "ah."

  2. The majority part of Shariah law relates to devotional and worship⎯Only less than five percent of the content in the Holy Quran includes verses of legal ruling (i.e., Marital, Paternity, Guardianship, Inheritance, Bequest, Judiciary, etc.). The Inheritance is the only legal ruling that is precisely (i.e., who gets what) mentioned in the Holy Quran compare to other legal ruling and devotional duties. Shariah is entirely a law for legal ruling is perceived by most people which is not correct.

  3. Islamic inheritance law has many similarities to Legal laws that you should know. Believing that both laws are totally misaligned is not correct.

  4. The law of succession for Muslims is by far the simplest (in nature) and the most complex (in logic) law in the world but that's not new and is seen for most simplest thing visibly without looking at more complex hidden part.

  5. It is the second oldest religious law in the world after the Jewish Inheritance law. Jewish and Islamic laws are diverse in many ways even though both are from abrahamic religion origin.

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Gaining knowledge about the Islamic law of inheritance (Ilmul Al Mirath or Faraidh) is not just a religious duty but part of Ibadah (i.e., worship) for the adherents of the Islamic faith. The Islamic succession (Mawarith) is the foundation of Islamic estate planning (i.e., Islamic Wills or Wasiyya, Trusts, Guardianship, Family or Corporate Executor and Trusteeship, Wealth administrations and estate distributions, Probate, Settlements, and Debts) to look after the heritage you leave after death, Janazah, and funeral/burial. Due to such a large hearty influence on a person's life, it becomes more meaningful and crucial for Muslims to learn and follow the Islamic Inheritance law. Any wealth you earn in a lifetime ends up in five things; taxes, expenses, debts, bequest, or inheritance. Wealthy people leave a big portion of the inheritance, while the poor cannot quench a thirst for inheritance. Every asset and dollar in cash or bank left after death is considered inheritance under Islamic and conventional law. Muslims can enjoy their wealth in the best way possible, but it becomes part of spiritual duties as soon as it turns to inheritance. Learning about Inheritance can help you understand more about optimizing your estate planning religious obligation. You may debate for years that you may or may not need Islamic Wills or Trusts but read the following five (5) strong reasons to meet estate planning compliance.

  1. Debt cannot be paid off without an estate plan. There is no other way to take care of your debt fulfillment except to create the best estate plan based on your situation. Regarding debts, not only the poor but wealthier may leave large debts due to large assets and complex investment portfolios. Apart from religious duty, estate planning is crucial, so you may frequently hear the urgency from estate planning experts and attorneys.

  2. Do not miss opportunities before your assets turn to Escheat or Unclaimed. Inheritance is your privilege regarding estate planning, and most countries uphold inheritance rights by the constitution, with some exceptions. The primary reason for this is; you do not leave work for the government to look after your wishes and affairs. 

  3. Wealthier will have large assets, which is a great blessing, but it may turn the opposite if not handled properly regarding estate and succession planning. The expectations (Holy Quran 4:11-14) for meeting estate planning are clear and visible to the blind eye. Also, being wealthier opens the door for a golden opportunity of investing for akhirah (i.e., hereafter) for continuous charity reward through Testamentary Bequest provisions. Making lifetime gifts through Deed of Gifts or Hibah is another great opportunity that can be part and parcel of estate and succession planning goals. Testamentary bequest and the Deed of Gift are among the strongest estate planning strategies no expert can deny.

  4. Estate planning is complex, especially when you have large assets and it becomes more challenging when you own assets globally. But is it not difficult to spend years for education or setting up for business? Estate planning can not take such a large portion of your life and cost to achieve that. However, it can take both time and money if not done or properly not done.

  5. You should note that nothing is automatic and cannot go as planned as you wish due to the complexity of legal laws. The estate plan can fail because most people rely solely on what they create without visualizing the outcome. Relying blindly upon can be as equal as nothing. Learning about inheritance will help you visualize who gets what. After knowing the outcome, you can discuss, debate, and optimize your estate planning objectives. Islamic inheritance is complex in different situations, and, in some cases, differences of opinion among Madhab which cannot be explained in the office but demands your time and dedication. Our course can help you bridge this gap, make you smart, and give you the ability to ask meaningful questions to experts during your estate planning discussion with experts or attorneys.



Using free online Islamic inheritance calculators is easy and enables you to compute inheritance but it will not touch your heart, and that's why we encourage you to learn through our courses of videos with audio narrations, free articles hub, and tools created based on the best practices for an ultimate experience. The course will give you basic to advance level skills of inheritance. You can save time in a college or university, especially if you are an individual, testator, grantor, beneficiary, student, professional, researcher, attorney, or lawyer⎯in this or other areas; you can master your skill with practical guidelines and complete the curriculum without stress, challenge, complexity, teaching supervision, and time limitations. Some of the highlights of the web-based e-Learning crash course include below. 

  1. Learn Islamic law sources regarding inheritance.

  2. Learn eligibility criteria of birth, marriage, and blood relations.

  3. Identify Islamic inheritance heirs and respective shares for Furuz (i.e., Prescribed), Asabah (i.e., Residuary Lineage), and  Dhawi al-arham.

  4. Learn about single, multiple, dead, and alive conditions for Islamic heirs.

  5. Calculate the net inheritance shares accounting debts (Zakat, Kaffarat, expenses, taxes, pending Mahr, Hajj or prayer, etc.) fulfillments, Bequests, Byt-Ul-Maal, etc., 

  6. Calculate the inheritance shares using Radd and Awwal scenarios.

  7. Learn differences of opinion of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence (Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki, and Hanbali) regarding legacy.

  8. Sharpen skills using Practice videos and review problems/examples for the different methodologies.

  9. Learn the limitations of normal calculations in scenarios such as Al Himariyyah, Al Kdariyyah, Al Mushtarika, etc.,

  10. Learn Islamic Inheritance course that has been authenticated under the guidance of highly qualified Imams, Scholars, and Muftis (Doctorate/Ph.D.).

  11. Save time by completing the course in a few hours. Wassiyyah team spent thousands of hours in learning and researching, and the outcome is quality and reward for us and everyone who will get opportunities.

  12. The course is available in English with audio narrations subtitled in over a hundred languages.

  13. You can access the course from any device or browser and can start at any time you wish.

  14. The course is condensed with valuable content to make it most efficient. Wassiyyah went beyond the traditional way of teaching that you would realize only after completing this course.

  15. It's the most affordable course, which can cost only US$9.99 at Wassiyyah Academy under lifetime Membership which comes with additional Ten (10) benefits you should know.




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Quran, Sunnah, Ijma, Qiyas  |  Learn, Teach, Implement

Islamic Inheritance law  |  Islamic Inheritance course

Books for Islamic law  |  Bequest, Gift, Charity, Endowment

Islamic Inheritance calculators  |  Debts in Islam

Contemporary issues  |  Full, Paternal, Maternal Siblings


Agnatic principles elements  |  Eligibility, Nasab, Nikah, Wala

Islamic Inheritance Table  |  Primary, Secondary heirs Chart

Hajb, Blocking, Exclusion Rules  |  Inheritance Conditions

Faraidh, Furud, Fixed sharers  |  Tasib, Asabat, or Residuary

Calculate Radd, Awwal, or Aul  |  Muslim Women's inheritance



Husband or Widower share  |  Wife or Widow share

Sons Inheritance share  |  Daughters Inheritance share

Grandchildren Inheritance  |  Father Inheritance share

Mother Inheritance share  |  Grandparents Inheritance

Sibling Inheritance share  |  Distant kindred Inheritance




Worldwide Inheritance Laws  |  Muslim Succession Law

Sunni Muslim Madhab or Fiqh  |  Sunni vs. Shiaa Inheritance

Jewish vs Islamic Inheritance  |  Jewish Inheritance in Torah

Christian heirs of the promise  |  Hindu Inheritance birthright

Secular and Legal Laws  |  Legal laws worldwide


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