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Zahur Chowdhry

Head of Islamic Wills

"Zahur is passionate about helping people to protect and preserve their assets and is committed in meeting clients’ expectations in a timely manner. "

Zahur Chowdhry

Head of Islamic Wills

Zahur Chowdhry is Head of Islamic Wills and founder of our Wills & Probate department.

He qualified in the Fiqh of Islamic Inheritance and has been practicing for over 32 years. He is extremely knowledgeable in Shariah compliant Islamic Wills, Inter-Generational wealth transfers and is well versed in the intricacies of Islamic laws of inheritance.

Zahur is passionate about helping people to protect and preserve their assets and is committed in meeting clients’ expectations in a timely manner.

Fields of Expertise

· Standard Wills

· Shariah-compliant Islamic Wills

· Lasting power of attorneys

· Estate planning

· Probate


Zahur acquired an exclusive tender contract for our firm with the East London Mosque in 2018, to provide a bespoke Will writing service. He holds consultation appointments at The London Muslim centre every Tuesday and Thursday, thus, supporting the thriving Muslim community to ensure they can fulfil an important Islamic obligation.


“Zahur and his team provided an exceptional service, showing care and consideration during a sensitive time for the family. His professional approach ensured that we were constantly reassured and that our expectations in relation to our Wills were respected and met. I would unreservedly recommend the services of Farani Taylor.” Aisha Samad

For Islamic wills and probate, look no further than Mr. Zahur Chowdhry of Farani Taylor Solicitors. As the Head of Islamic Wills, he has been exceptional with his advice, knowledge, client care and understanding of what can otherwise be a complicated area. He has studied this area since a number of years, and that experience resonates in the sound professional advice he delivers. I found that his professionalism and high standards of service transcend across his team, and he is supported by bright young talent who are eager to follow his footsteps – for example Qudsia Hameed. As a client, it made a very comforting experience that I was in good capable hands. Please keep up the good work Mr. Chowdhry! Saad Khan

“I have been impressed by the level of service provided by Zahur and his team at Farani Taylors. Zahur spent several meetings with us and explained everything in detail and listened and answered our queries with much professionalism and patience. I thoroughly recommend Zahur and the services provided by Farani Taylor.” Shuaib Qureshi

“A lot of discussions took place with Zahur prior to the final version of the will. All was explained fully and I did not feel rushed. I now have a will all set up thanks to Zahur. I would definitely recommend to my family and friends.” Salma Khan

“Thank you very much for completing and sending my Will. It is a relief that we will be able to manage my financial affairs more professionally whilst also following Islamic laws. I am less anxious now my Will has been finalised and was very happy with the way you managed it. I am also very grateful to you for the excellent tax planning advice you were able to provide to me.” Raz Miah

I’ve had a brilliant service from Farani Taylor’s. I needed to make a will. Everything was explained to me in detail about the types of will and it was tailored to my needs. The team especially Mr Zahur Chowdhry and Ms Qudsia were exceptional. At any point when I had queries, I received a prompt reply from them. Everything was done very quickly and efficiently and costs were very reasonable. I would certainly use them again and recommend them to all my friends & family. Thank you. Samara Afzal

My father and mother recently had their Islamic Wills together with trust planning prepared by Farani Taylor Solicitors, whom we found through the East London Mosque website. Zahur Chowdhury and Qudsia Hameed were very helpful, efficient and provided quick responses to our queries. The whole process was methodical, easy to understand and my parents were happy and satisfied with the service provided. We highly recommend Farani Taylor Solicitors for those seeking to prepare Islamic Wills with estate planning. Mohammed Q.

I found Farani Taylor Solicitors through the East London Mosque website. The firm was very helpful and knowledgeable about Islamic Wills and trust planning. Zahur Chowdhry was very helpful and provided several consultations to ensure that my requirements were met and prepared my documents in a timely manner. I highly recommend Farani Taylor Solicitors for Islamic Wills and estate planning as they provided me an excellent service and explained to me in detail the differences between standard and the Islamic Will ensuring that I was able to fulfil an important Islamic obligation. I have recommended my family and friends. Harun Miah

My wife and I received Excellent Service from Zahur Chowdhry and his team, including Miss Qudsia Hameed. We met Zahur to update our Wills and prepared our lasting power of attorney’s which would protect us during our lifetime if we lost our mental capacity. The advice received met our needs and requirements. We would highly recommend the expertise of Zahur Chowdhry and Farani Taylor Solicitors. Tamkin Riaz

Mr Chowdhry from Farani Taylor Solicitors has been meticulous and thoroughly outstanding. I have received quality advice and service from start to finish. He is diligent, courteous, adept and extensively experienced. It was an honour to be able to liaise with such a proficient and analytical individual – a good timekeeper. Communication was flawless. Ms. Hameed of Farani Taylor Solicitors must not be left out at all. She has also been a contributory factor to my success and has been amazing. These individuals are true gems and add great value to the company. Their focus, from my point of view, have been the success and joy of their client. I have learnt so much and appreciate that the outcome to my query has been thorough and favourable. With hand on heart, I can vouch and say nothing but good words for Mr Chowdhry and M. Hameed. Thank you. K H Siddique

I used the Islamic Will service to put into place new Islamic Wills for both my parents. From our first contact with Mr. Zahur Chowdhry right to way through having the completed documents in our hands the process was professionally handled and managed. Zahur was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions that we had (and we had quite a few to be honest lol). We were offered a few options catered to what we were looking for and our needs. I cannot recommend Brother Zahur and his services enough. 10/10. May Allah SWT reward you and your team for your efforts in this sector. Faz

I was genuinely very pleased with the service provided by the Farani Solicitors- Estate Planning Islamic Wills department for writing the final Will & Testament for myself and my family. Our request for this urgent and crucial service so happened to coincide with the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Amazingly, despite this, the firm demonstrated high-professionalism, prompt responses, and ultimately facilitated in managing and processing our Islamic Will with ease and on time. Also accommodating any concerns, we raised. The Will & Testament binding copy is written at a very high-standard and comprehensive consideration to meet the needs of each case through a written agreement that was composed at a relatively reasonable price. I would like to specifically thank Zahur Chowdhry (Head of Islamic Wills) and Qudsia Hameed (Paralegal) for making efforts to help us with this virtuous and praiseworthy service that is an obligation disregarded by mass people. Thus, I would highly recommend people to consider Farani Taylor’s Estate Planning Services. Mujahid Sardar

I found out about the will writing service through the East London Mosque website. I felt confident as Farani Taylor Solicitors were recommended by the mosque. Me and my wife arranged our initial meeting with Zahur Chowdhry who is the head of Islamic wills, he was very transparent and professional throughout. We felt very confident that we were being given sincere advice in such an important matter. By the end of the meeting we were fully confident that we were with the right solicitors to prepare our will according to the shariah. We were very impressed with his knowledge in this field and went ahead with engaging Zahur in preparing our Wills and estate planning immediately. I would first sincerely request every Muslim who has anything to bequest to not delay in making a Will and would definitely recommend Zahur Chowdhry at Farani Taylor Solicitors. Kashem Choudhury

As Muslims, it was important that my parents had Islamic Wills in place. However, with the vast array of firms providing conventional Wills, it became apparent that finding this bespoke service would be difficult. Fortunately, I was introduced to Farani Taylor Solicitors through The East London Mosque, who specialise in both. From the very first telephone conversation I had with Zahur, I was inclined towards this company. Throughout the experience, Zahur and his colleagues demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and professionalism. They explained the intricate details of the Wills with simplicity, answered our queries with patience and made us feel reassured that the documents would live up to our expectations. Ultimately, the Wills produced satisfied the requirements of my parents whilst adhering to Shari’ah (Islamic Law). I would highly recommend Farani Taylor Solicitors for Estate Planning and Islamic Wills. Yaseen

I was looking to get an Islamic Will completed and found the details for Farani Taylor Soicitors via the ELM website. I expected a very complicated process but Zahur made it surprisingly straight forward and explained everything in an easy and understandable manner. Qudsia met with us at the Ilford offices to sign and witness the documents. All very professional and in an efficient manner. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting their will completed. One of our fards complete and peace of mind that our assets will be distributed in accordance with our Islamic faith. Jahanara Hossain

Farani Taylor Solicitors was recommended to me from a mutual friend. Upon meeting with Zahur Chowdhry, who was extremely helpful, I learnt that they were associated with East London Mosque. The whole process of Wills and trust planning was thoroughly explained. Zahur and Co were very helpful and easily approachable. I highly recommend Farani Taylor Solicitors as they fulfilled all our requirements in the best of manners. Rahim Rahman


Zahur enjoys spending time with his family, travelling to different countries, and watching live cricket.

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