Ahmed Shaikh is an Islamic Estate Planning Attorney. This website is meant to provide the Muslim community with comprehensive education about Islamic Inheritance, Islamic Estate Planning and allow Muslims to organize their affairs, charitable, family, and business, in a way that reflects the values they hope to transfer to the next generation.
“Learn about the faraid and teach it to the people” –Muhammad (SWS)
Everyone in your society has some rights over you. Your family has rights. They are your obligations. An Islamic Estate Planning Attorney would allow you to make sure you are not shirking them.Our goal is to help educate the Muslim community about their obligations to their family and help them fulfill those obligations. It is that simple.
Helping with an obligation
Islamic Inheritance is fard in Islam. Even if you are not Muslim, doing Estate Planning is something responsible families do. It saves families heartache, pain and often, money. It is how your family stays united during difficult times, by keeping to your faith. This is why you go to an Islamic Estate Planning Attorney.
Sadly for Muslims, the Islamic Rules of Inheritance is one obligation that many Muslims know nothing about.
Ahmed Shaikh has been a lawyer in the Southern California community since 2000, and has practiced the area of Islamic Inheritance since 2006, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is Past Chairman of the Trusts and Estate Section of the Orange County Bar Association (2018) and, is a co-author, with Yaser Ali, of the only practice treatise of Islamic Estate Planning, “Estate Planning for the Muslim Client,” published by the American Bar Association (2019).
To know more about Islamic Estate Planning, download our guide “6 Mistakes Muslims Make when they do their living trusts here. You can also call Ahmed Shaikh’s office at (866) 403-5294.
Client Testimonials about Islamic Estate Planning Attorney Ahmed Shaikh
“It is very important for Muslims to have their estate planned according to the Shari’ah. Ahmed Shaikh is one of the few attorneys who knows both US laws and the requirements of the Shari’ah to prepare an Islamic Inheritance Plan.
I myself benefited from his services and found him very thorough and professional.”
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi
The Fiqh Council of North America
Fountain Valley, CA
If you are an American Muslim and would like the peace of mind from knowing that your loved ones will have a clear Islamic Inheritance plan to follow, I highly recommend utilizing the services of Ahmed Shaikh. As a practicing Muslim who was lost between the Islamic and the Legal perspectives with regards to inheritance planning, I found Ahmed Shaikh to be knowledgeable, thorough, and organized. He knows both perspectives very well and he was able to answer and address all of my concerns and questions. I definitely felt at peace once my inheritance planning was in place. I highly recommend his services.
“For a long time I knew that I should have an estate plan for my family. I guess I procrastinated because I felt that an average attorney does not understand the needs of the Muslim community. Then, I was introduced to Ahmed Shaikh. I used his service; I found it highly professional, and I recommended it to friends.”
La Crescenta, CA
It gives me great pleasure in writing a few words about the wonderful experience myself and my wife had with you and your office staff when we came to make our will and trust with you. It was pleasurable, perfect and very professional, and we achieved our goal in a timely manner and at reasonable cost.
Myself and my wife recommend every Muslim brother and sister to have this prepared as soon as possible to fulfill Allah’s command and protect their families. We have already referred several of our family members and friends to you.
We wish you good luck in providing this invaluable service to the community.”
Aleem Syed, M.D.
Rowland Heights, CA
“Mr. Shaikh is an excellent attorney and a wonderful human being. Working with him and his staff was a very pleasant experience. He was always available to answer all my questions. He returned my calls promptly and was extremely thorough in handling all aspects of my case. Mr. Shaikh is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. His fees are reasonable. I would highly recommend Mr. Shaikh’s services to others.”
San Diego, Ca
“After losing a loved one, you need all the support you can get to minimize the challenges you will face during this trying time handling all the final details. During these emotional times you need someone who understands your religious wishes and is sensitive to your specific needs.
Ahmed helped me manage my case the best he could in probate. He helped make the process easier and reassured me every step of the way.
This was a life lesson for my family. Please DO NOT wait to have your final wishes and arrangements organized as soon as possible. You never want your loved ones dealing with all the complex details of your final arrangements. It’s difficult to concentrate and make important decisions under such stress and pressure.
Ahmed was caring, sensitive, and always available to answer questions. He understood the subject very well. You can be assured that all the details of your arrangements will be managed professionally and honorably. You will not be disappointed!
After a frantic search online, trying to find someone suitable to handle my case, I found Mr. Ahmed Shaikh. I am very blessed to have found someone who understood my family’s needs. He consulted with me right away and guided me through this tough process.
Don’t wait another day. Have Ahmed help you organize your final wishes and spare your loved ones the difficult task of sorting it all out.”
Moreno Valley, Ca
Disclaimer: Testimonials are the opinions of those we have highlighted and does not imply a guarantee of any result.
Call Ahmed Shaikh, Islamic Estate Planning Attorney, at (866) 403-5294