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24/02/21: Legacies and Islamic Wills webinar

February 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A workshop for Muslim NGOs seeking a greater understanding on legacies and Islamic wills and how to benefit from a good legacy programme.

Legacies are an effective way where charity supporters leave a long lasting gift to their chosen charity, it is most likely to be the largest gift a donor give to charity. It requires a proper relationship building with donor based on trust and full transparency handling it with ultimate sensitivity.

This workshop is for Muslim NGOs seeking to gain a greater understanding of how non-Islamic charities are benefiting from legacies and will give some insight into how an effective legacy programme can be created. We will also be discussing how progress can be made with respect to charitable donations in Islamic wills.

Some of the questions we’ll be answering:

  • Are Muslim Charities missing out?
  • What you need to know from a legal and Islamic perspective?
  • How can your charity build and develop an effective legacies programme within your fundraising strategy?
  • How other charities within the sector deal with it?
  • What is the importance of Islamic Wills?
  • Do your charity has the right knowledge and skills to deal with the legacies programme?

Who should attend: This workshop would be best suited to Fundraisers and Fundraising Managers, Legacy Managers, Programmes Managers, CEO’s, Trustees and Volunteers.

Trainers: We are fortunate to have a four special guests speaking at this webinar.

Imam Qazi, Foot Anstey:

Imam is a partner and heads up the Foot Anstey Islamic finance team. He is a specialist in Islamic Finance with considerable experience in dealing with a range of high-value and complex investment, finance and development transactions.An active participant in the Islamic Finance market for over 15 years, he has developed a broad Islamic Finance practice advising investors and financial institutions on a range of shariah compliant products and structures.Imam is a keen amateur athlete and cyclist and recently completed a memorable journey from our Truro office to our Bristol office in aid of the Foot Anstey Foundation.

Lucy Gill, Foot Anstey:

Lucy is a Partner who leads our Legacies team and our Inheritance & Trust Disputes team. Lucy acts for charities and private clients advising on a range of issues relating to disputes arising about estates. Lucy is known for advising charity legacy teams about all aspects of legacy income including contentious trust and probate matters, legacy administration, charity law and probate.

Haroon Rashid, I Will Solicitors:

Haroon has worked as a solicitor for some of the leading law firms in the country and also lectures on Wills and probate matters, having qualified as a lawyer in 2000. He specialises in the field of tax efficient Wills and probate.

In 2003 he wrote his own Islamic Will and that was perhaps the beginning of professionally drafted Islamic Wills in England and Wales. In 2007 he founded I Will Solicitors, the first and perhaps still the only firm in the country that solely specialises in Islamic Wills and related work, Haroon has overseen the preparation of thousands of Wills to date and is widely acknowledged as the leading practitioner with regards to Islamic Wills in the country.

In an extension of the work of I Will Solicitors, Haroon has partnered to establish I Waqf, a company specialising in setting up personal Waqf funds for individuals and disseminating knowledge on the enormous power of Waqf creation and giving

Shah Alam, Macmillan Cancer Support:

Shah studied Law at City, University of London and is currently a Legacy Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support. Shah has a passion for legacies and engagement, he has previously written on and spoken about legacies and the potential for Muslim Legacy Giving

Registration fees:

  • Members £20
  • Non Members £25

Registration deadline: Wednesday 24 February 2021 @ 2.00pm

Some of the key Objectives covered:

  • Legacy Income: Gifts in wills and a £4bn Market
  • Where do Muslim Charities fit?
  • Growing Legacy Income: A race not a sprint- Top tips and moving forward
  • Islamic Wills – Obligation on Muslims in UK if they want to ensure estate is distributed in accordance with Islamic law.
  • Why do Muslims leave a large percentage to charity when they write wills?
  • Non-Muslim charity sector and how they receive large proportion of donations via legacies.
  • What are the missed opportunities currently for Muslim charities.
  • Waqf – A powerful principle which is largely absent and has potential to transform the way in which charities and organisations are financed.
  • A source of long-term stable income, with growth.
  • Idea of personal Waqf being re-introduced by iWaqf

And much more.

Location: Online Zoom Event

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Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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