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Muslim Law Practice

Our Muslim Law practice group advises on Syariah law including marriages, divorces, inheritance and succession, and charitable trusts (wakafs).

In respect of matrimonial matters, we have represented clients at both levels of the Syariah Court and the Appeal Board. Specific areas of advice include division of assets, payment of nafkah iddah, payment of mutaah, custody, care and control of and access to the children of the marriage, and the procedures and processes of the Syariah Court and the Appeal Board.

We have the ability and experience to look at issues from not just the perspective of the Syariah Court but also the civil courts particularly in respect of issues that may transcend the different courts such as issues relating to property and children.

The Muslim divorce cases that we have acted in ranged from simple divorces to high-net worth matters involving cross-border considerations.

As for Muslim inheritance law, we are equipped to advise clients on their estate-planning options including

  • the effect of holding a property in joint tenancy under Syariah law;
  • the effect of CPF nomination under Syariah law;
  • the effect of insurance nomination under Syariah law;
  • providing for legal heirs;
  • providing for non-heirs such as adopted children;
  • providing for non-Muslim next-of-kin or non-Muslim relatives (in the case of a convert);

and advising on the different estate-planning instruments available. We keep ourselves abreast and up to-date on the developments in Muslim inheritance law including the fatwas issued by the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS).

We advise on probate and intestacy matters relating to Muslim estates and act in proceedings to obtain Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration. We have also advised clients on issues relating to Muslim charitable trusts (wakafs) and the related provisions in the Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3).