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Islamic Inheritance Law (Faraidh)
Inheritance Certificate

Islamic Inheritance Law (Faraidh)

The inheritance of a deceased Muslim Singaporean is administered according to principles of Islamic Inheritance Law
Muslim Singaporeans abide to the laws of the Administration of Muslim Law Act which also contains provisions regarding Islamic Inheritance Law as per Faraidh.

Therefore, any deceased Muslim person residing in Singapore will have their inheritance (properties) administered accordingly.

Faraidh is a section within Islamic Law that provides guidance for the distribution of a deceased person’s estate among their heirs

Inheritance Certificate

The Syariah Court issues the Sijil Warisan - Inheritance Certificate which specifies the shares of lawful beneficiaries.
The Syariah Court issues the Sijil Warisan - Inheritance Certificate. This certificate is an essential requirement for proceedings that have to be done in accordance to Islamic estate matters in Singapore.

The Certificate will certify and distinguish lawful heirs through their relationships to the deceased and specify each of their particular shares.

The beneficiaries need to assign a personal representative to be the administrator to rightfully distribute assets. Usually, the administrator will be the spouse or the next of kin of the deceased.
"Guide me on the Will, Wasiat and Hibah process"

What is the Islamic Inheritance Law?

When a person passes away and he/she has a will, the person in the will has to apply for a grant of probate.
Muslim Singaporeans naturally abide to the laws of the Muslim Law Act. The Islamic Inheritance Law can be found under the Administration of Muslim Law Act.

Therefore, any deceased Muslim person residing in Singapore will have their inheritance (properties) administered accordingly under the Islamic Inheritance Law.

Faraidh is a section within the Islamic Law that provides guidance for the distribution of a deceased person’s estate among their heirs.

What is the Inheritance Certificate?

When a person passes away and he/she has a will, the person in the will has to apply for a grant of probate.
The Syariah Court possess the judicial power to issue Inheritance Certificates. This certificate is an essential requirement for proceedings that have been done in accordance to the Muslim Law.

Thus, the Certificate will certify and distinguish lawful heirs through their relationships to the deceased and specify each of their particular shares. 

The beneficiaries need to assign a personal representative to be the administrator to rightful distribute the assets. Usually, the administrator will be the spouse or the next of kin of the deceased.

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Grant of Probate
Letters of Administration

Grant of Probate

When a person passes away and he/she has a Will, a Probate application has to be commenced to distribute the deceased's estate as per their wishes in their Will.
When a person who has a Will passes, the beneficiaries will need the Executor to apply for “Grant of Probate”. The Executor is the person assigned by the Deceased to responsibly administer the estate or properties. However, the Executor will have to tender the relevant documents, including the Will, to be recognized by the Court to administer the Deceased’s Will.

The Executor has to be rigid and unbiased to execute the Deceased’s Will. The Executor will have to find the total value of the Deceased assets before paying off their debts (taxes, credit card debts, loans etc) and distributing the remainder with strict accordance to the instructions set out by the Deceased in their Will.

Letter of Administration

When a person passes away and he/she does NOT have a Will, the Letters of Administration will allow an administrator to distribute the deceased's estate.
The Letters of Administration is issued by the Court pursuant to an application. The Court will assign an administrator to manage and distribute the deceased's estate to the rightful heirs.

This situation normally arises when the deceased person fails to leave behind a Will. As there was no Will prepared, the Administrator will have to distribute the acquired assets in accordance to the law.
"Guide me on the Will, Wasiat and Hibah process"

What is the Islamic Inheritance Law?

When a person passes away and he/she has a will, the person in the will has to apply for a grant of probate.
Muslim Singaporeans naturally abide to the laws of the Muslim Law Act. The Islamic Inheritance Law can be found under the Administration of Muslim Law Act.

Therefore, any deceased Muslim person residing in Singapore will have their inheritance (properties) administered accordingly under the Islamic Inheritance Law.

Faraidh is a section within the Islamic Law that provides guidance for the distribution of a deceased person’s estate among their heirs.

What is the Inheritance Certificate?

When a person passes away and he/she has a will, the person in the will has to apply for a grant of probate.
The Syariah Court possess the judicial power to issue Inheritance Certificates. This certificate is an essential requirement for proceedings that have been done in accordance to the Muslim Law.

Thus, the Certificate will certify and distinguish lawful heirs through their relationships to the deceased and specify each of their particular shares. 

The beneficiaries need to assign a personal representative to be the administrator to rightful distribute the assets. Usually, the administrator will be the spouse or the next of kin of the deceased.

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We are proud of our expert probate lawyers who are committed to helping clients in the event of helping the family of the deceased with asset distribution.

Why do you need an experienced lawyer?

We have handled hundreds of Probate applications.

We are best-placed to write a will that reflects your intended distribution of assets because we understand the legal principles behind a will.

In addition, if you get a us to write a will, your will is protected by professional indemnity

Best of all, we offer the most competitive prices.

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  • Thankful and appreciate for Mr Wahab and his team in handling my PPO case. Both Mr Wahab and his team was dedicated to the case. Gave me advise on what to do or not to do. Even willing to meet up with clients on weekends just to sort out the matter. Mr Wahab and team was easy to talk to and always without fail will get back to the client regarding any doubts/queries we have. Fighting a one sided battle against womens right in singapore is a hard one but engaging Mr Wahab services paid off eventually where the decision was a positive outcome indeed for me. Mr Wahab and his team were very experienced and knowledgeable. So one case settle and one more to go. Thanks again to Mr Wahab and his dedicated team. Really appreciate what they have done for me all this while.

    Ehsan, 9 February 2020
  • Really appreciate what Mr Wahab and his team have done for us despite a short timing of confirmation. Mr Wahab is very knowledgeable, understanding and easy to speak to. It’s my first court case and I’ve a lot of questions but Mr Wahab have been very kind to guide me through. Super happy with the outcome, thank you so much for all the help provided!

    Emily, 6 February 2020
  • I have never regretted my decision to engage Mr Wahab from the A.W Law LLC for my Syariah proceedings. My case was badly handled by another solicitor and Wahab made it a breeze for me. He addressed every issue i had professionally & promptly while making sure i was making the right, logical decisions that would benefit me as sometimes my emotions get in the way. He appeared to me to be knowledgable about the legal issues and demonstrated great communication skills too. Iam forever thankful to Wahab & his colleagues for helping me out during my tough times.

    Nurul, 5 February 2020

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