Muslim and Non-Muslim Wills

Muslim Will

i. A testator can grant property to both beneficiary and non beneficiary who is not entitled to anything under Faraid Law

ii. Only 1/3 of the unadministered assets after deduction of liabilities may thus the lawful share of the beneficiaries  under Faraid Law

iii. A testator however may grant more than 1/3 of his/her property provided all lawful beneficiaries agree to such a grant after the testor’s death

Non-Muslim Will

I. The assets may be granted to any person the testator chooses.

ii. In the absence of a Will, the assets will be distributed according to the Distribution Act of 1958

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