Gifts in Wills

A Life to Please Allah, Deserves a Legacy to Please Allah

For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold [to their credit], and they shall have [besides] a liberal reward. (The Holy Qur’an 57:18)

No lifetime is enough to give back to Allah for all His blessings. But when writing your will, you could gift Allah a beautiful loan, that will keep on giving for His pleasure. Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah gifts in wills are the life-force of our life-saving work. They’ve enabled us to give hope through healing to Pakistan’s poorest in their time of greatest need. And yet, a gift in your Will doesn’t just benefit others. It can also have tax benefits for your loved ones.

The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.’ (Hadith: al-Bukhari)

Download/Request our Gifts in Wills Guide for free, to learn about the process and benefits of writing your will (it may save you money on inheritance tax). If you need help finding legal guidance to write your will, we can put you in touch with the right people. Download our Guide now.

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Why include IKCA in your will

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, ‘When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah [ceaseless charity]; a knowledge which [he has passed on and] is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him.’ (Hadith: Muslim)

Leaving even a small fraction of your estate to IKCA, as a Sadaqah or Sadaqah Jariyah gift, can make a massive difference for the cancer patients we care for. No amount is too little when it comes to helping those in need, and IKCA is grateful for every penny donated to our work in sincerity.

 

What your Sadaqah Jariyah Legacy can achieve

For decades, we’ve been investing Sadaqah Jariyah into healthcare projects which serve our patients, and provide ongoing rewards for our donors. Sadaqah Jariyah has allowed us to build two cancer hospitals that have treated, cured and saved thousands of people. It has made free cancer-care for the poor a reality, in a country with no national health service.

The Benefits of a Gift in your Will

A gift in your will doesn’t just benefit others. It can also have tax benefits for your loved ones, after you’ve passed away. Some people find that gifts in wills are a good way to bring their estate under the inheritance tax threshold. Download our Gifts in Wills guide to find out more.

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How to include IKCA in your will

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said,The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be their charity.’ (Hadith: Tirmidhi)

Leaving a gift in your will is simple. All you need is the name, address and registered charity number of the charity you wish to leave the gift to. If you want to leave a gift to IKCA, simply instruct your solicitor about the amount or item you want to give, along with the following details…

 

Name: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust AKA Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

Address: PO BOX 786, 66Little Horton Lane, Bradford, Bd5 0YE

Registered charity number: 1000580

If you’d like some guidance on how to word your bequest, depending on the type of gift, download our free Gifts in Wills guide.

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Inform your family

At IKCA we urge all our supporters to first consult with and/or inform their loved ones about a gift they intend to leave us in their will. According to the Shari’ah, you are within your right to give one third of your wealth in charity, while the rest of your estate belongs to your inheritors. However, we urge you to ensure all your loved ones are aware of your noble intention and in support of it.

Types of Gifts you can leave IKCA

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, ‘Guard yourselves against the Fire [of Hell] even if it be only with half a date-fruit (given in charity); and if you cannot afford even that, you should at least say a good word.’ (Muslim)

There are different kinds of legacy gifts you can leave to IKCA in your will. For example:

  • A sum of money

Many people prefer to gift a fixed sum of money, like £1000, £5000, or £10,000. This is called a pecuniary legacy.

  • An Item or Asset

A gift in your will doesn’t have to be monetary. You can also gift specific assets such as property, stocks, shares of valuables like jewellery or antiques. This is called a Specific legacy.

  • A share of your estate

Once your wealth has been divided and distributed, you may want to leave what remains of it, or even just a percentage of what remains, as a gift. This is called a residuary legacy.

  • A gift in trust with reversionary beneficiaries

This sounds complicated, but it’s really not. Leaving a gift in trust means you leave your estate, or part of it, on trust to a particular person or loved one. This person can benefit from the assets, and receive income from them, throughout their life. But when they pass away, the assets will pass to other beneficiaries of your choice, called ‘reversionary beneficiaries.’ Many people choose a charity to be the reversionary beneficiary of their gift in trust.

Did you know that, according to Shari’ah rulings, you are not advised to give more than one third of your wealth to charity, if you have dependants/family with a right to inherit? To find out more, download our free Gifts in Wills guide.

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Start your journey here to discuss setting up a legacy or gift through IKCA, complete the form below or give us a call on 01274 424 444.