The Rights of a Muslim's Spouse in Faraid, Divorce and Estate Planning



  • Refresher



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Foundational – Regulatory /Islamic Capital Market Regulations/ Level 2


Learning Outcome

  • Explain the rights of various beneficiaries to a Muslim estate
  • Identify the laws relating to the distributions and administration of a Muslim estate
  • Describe the rights of the parties in a divorce
  • Outline a plan to minimise problems relating to faraid, divorce and estate planning


Course Synopsis

“Indeed your Lord has a right on you, you self has a right on you, your family has a right on you. Therefore, deliver the rights to those who have a right on you.” (Muhammad bin Abdullah).


This saying of the Prophet Muhammad is among those that commands us to deliver the rights of others. In the context of a family unit, the Prophet had provided ample guidelines relating to inheritance, divorce and estate planning.This course seeks to assist users to understand the shariah principles as well as contemporary processes and procedures in the context of Islamic law as applied in Malaysia.


It also seeks to explain the available options so that couples would be able to mentally prepare and minimise the emotional and financial impact of a divorce should it occur.


Azman Ismail

Azman has been in the Islamic finance industry since 1985. He is an external lecturer for the Master in Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF) program at the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is also a Course Consultant and Member, Board of Studies at the Institute. He has written many articles and six books and translated and edited four books from Arabic into English and has been commissioned by the Institute for Islamic Banking and Finance (IBFIM) and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He has also been consulted by the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and ISRA Consultancy Sdn Bhd. He was a Director for Malaysia for the Life Underwriter Training Council (LUTC), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He was also a Member of the Information Panel, AmanahRaya, the Public Trustee of Malaysia, a member of the Shariah Committee of Munich Re Retakaful and a Shariah Adviser to six Labuan retakaful operations. He has also lectured at the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII), Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM), PNB Investment Institute, Institut Latihan Islam Malaysia (ILIM), Akademi Percukaian Negara, Institut Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan Malaysia (ILKAP), Bank Negara Malaysia and many other public and private institutions.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points