English Law allows a person the total freedom in giving their estate to anyone they wish, on their death, therefore there is no issue with a Muslim specifying that they want their estate to be distributed in accordance with the Shariah.
The Will should, however comply with the requirements of English Law to make it valid. Therefore, the Will should be in writing and the person making the Will should be 18 years or over and of sound mind. The Will should confirm that it is the last Will and any previous Wills are revoked. The Will should also be signed by the person in front of two witnesses who are over 18 years of age, but these witnesses should not be a beneficiary or married to a beneficiary of the Will. Finally, the Will should appoint Executors, who will be the people administrating the distribution of the estate on death, in accordance with the Will. Answered by Ms. Madeeha Dani (Solicitor)