Trade & Inheritance

[Q-ID0403] A thief gives stolen money to someone else who spends it, who must give the money back to the owner?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if someone stole some money then passed this stolen money to second person to spend. Is the (liability upon the) thief or the second person who was given it to spend, to refund the initial owner?…

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[Q-ID0394] Are the earnings of a taxi-driver regarded as Halal?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Are the earnings of taxi drivers in England halal (lawful) or haram (unlawful)? Many of the Muslims in England are taxi drivers and they drop and pick-up the Englishmen who go out every weekend to pubs…

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[Q-ID0371] Can we work in supermarkets where we have to handle alcohol?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, how is it to work in supermarkets, where we sometimes have to handle alcohol and if a customer requests it, we must give it to them. Also, we have to stock it on the shelves and touch them, how…

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[Q-ID0317] Can I become a member of a work Union which will pay me if I lose my job?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Sacred Shariah regarding the following issue; in our country there is a Union which handles the affairs of the employees, if anyone wants to become its member then they have to contribute a monthly fee, the benefit will be this that if its member…

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[Q-ID0315] Is it permissible to sell the new £5 note for more than £5?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: in England, a new five pounds note has been released, some of these notes have unique serial numbers. Is it permissible to sell these five pounds note for more such as seven or ten pounds? Questioner: Abdul Hakeem from Leicester…

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[Q-ID0311] If I commit a sin during work, does my income become Haram?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty shari’ah say regarding this case; a person earns lawfully but commits sins during work. For example, staring at non-mahram women, backbiting, etc. Will his earning be considered unlawful? Questioner: Abu Madani from Birmingham, England ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب If a…

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[Q-ID0307] I already own one house, can I buy another via a mortgage?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty sharī’ah say regarding this case; I am now a complete owner of one house, is it permissible to give this house on rent and get a second house on mortgage? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب When you are the…

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[Q-ID0284] A wife, a son and 5 daughters: how much does each inherit from their deceased father?

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QUESTION: If a man passes away leaving only the following inheritors to his wealth: 1 wife 1 son 5 daughters How much will each of them get from that wealth, property, and land which is left behind as the right of the inheritors? ANSWER: According to the scenario mentioned in the question if a man…

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[Q-ID0264] Can I pay the person who loaned me money extra alongside the repayment? Or is that Interest?

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QUESTION: Zayd took some money from Bakr as a loan for a specified period of time and did not mention interest or anything of the like, rather, he specifically said, “I am taking this loan without any interest”. If, at the time of paying back the loan, any extra money is given, will that extra…

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[Q-ID0262] I want to loan money to someone, but want some benefit from it, what can I do?

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QUESTION: Zayd wants to take a loan from `Amr for $150 without any interest. `Amr does not want to take any interest, but still wants some type of benefit that is within the bounds of the Sharia. What should be done in this situation? ANSWER: The noble scholars have written several scenarios for this issue.…

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[Q-ID0261] How can any extra money be taken for a Loan without taking interest?

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QUESTION: A man wants to take out a loan for $100, and another man wants to give it. Both parties reject the notion of taking or receiving interest. How should this loan be arranged? The borrower does not wish to borrow from a non-Muslim, but the lender does not wish to loan any money without…

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[Q-ID0260] Is it permissible to take out a mortgage in England?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: I wish to purchase a home in England because I live here. Unfortunately, it is not possible that I buy a house without a mortgage, I wish to stay away from interest because it is harām. Is obtaining such wealth…

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[Q-ID0259] Buying ‘halal’ meat without investigating where and from whom it has come

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QUESTION: What do the respectable ‘ulamā and muftis of Islām say regarding a person claiming that he is serving halal meat at his restaurant, are we permitted to eat from there? Furthermore are we allowed to consume such meat which has a halal stamp on it without researching regarding that meat. Also what is the…

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[Q-ID0241] Is it permissible to buy/sell animals such as cats or dogs?

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QUESTION: Is it permissible to purchase a kitten or a cat? I wish to buy one. Also, is it permissible to sell them? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب To buy or sell a cat is permissible [jā'iz]. In any case, there is a prevalence of mice and…

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