As Mawlana Hazar Imam said in his Irshad Mubarak in Shugnan, Tajikistan on 25 September 1998, “Wealth and power are not objectives in themselves, but are to be used in the service of others.”
The Guidelines are based on ethical principles which reflect the values of our Tariqah, particularly, natural justice and equity. The term “natural justice and equity” emphasizes values of fairness, equity, empathy, kindness, and generosity, and reinforces the responsibility of murids to provide equitably and adequately for their immediate family and for those who might have a reasonable moral expectation to be cared for, especially the weak and the vulnerable.
The Guidelines are intended as a general aid for reflection to assist the Ismaili murid to achieve equitable outcomes. This cannot be accomplished through a ‘one size fits all’ formulation but through the murid seeking to internalize ethical principles and to apply them to his or her particular circumstances.
Please find below the official announcement from ICAB along with the Guidelines.
Announcement from ICAB
An announcement from the Ismaili International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) regarding Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
A document outlining the official ICAB Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
ICAB has developed an infographic for the global Jamat. Inshallah, the infographic will serve as a valuable resource help the Jamat better understand the Guidelines in a simpler and more easily accessible format.