Is It Permissible to Open a Cyber Lounge?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers the question if it is permissible for Muslims to open a cyber lounge as a business.   Question: Peace upon all of you with God’s mercy and blessings. I am trying to make better decisions in life and improve myself. I recently rented a store with a friend and been thinking […]

Receiving Funding from a Commercial Bank

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about receiving start-up funding from a bank that deals in riba. I am a revert to Islam doing my Bachelor’s in Computer Science and have been given a project in my field of study by a start-up (let’s call it X). X works in the domain of Computer Science. The […]

Is Margin Trading Permissible?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a question on the legality of margin trading. Can you please confirm if margin trading is permissible? This is where you predict if the market will go up or down by using leverage positions. Thank You. I pray you are well. Margin trading is not permissible for a number of reasons. […]

Diya for Car Accident Resulting in Death

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about paying blood money and expiation due to the accidental death of someone. If a Muslim is involved in a traffic collision which results in the death of an individual is he liable for diya and kaffara? Usually, if a person unintentionally kills another, he is expected to pay the […]

Working in Car Dealership That Offers Financing

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question on the permissibility of working for a car dealership that at times offers financing for purchases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I had a question regarding working in a car dealership. I would be selling cars and earn base salary plus commission. The people buying the […]

Are Chit Funds Allowed in Islam?

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked whether chit funds, the practice of pooling money and deciding who should receive the funds by lot, is permissible. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I want to know if chit funds are allowed in Islam. I’m referring to a chit fund where a group of people pool […]

What Is The Ruling of Intellectual Property Rights?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What is the ruling of intellectual property rights? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Intellectual property is a legally recognised right afforded to the respective authors or inventors. This is the conclusion of many individual, senior contemporary jurists and also various fiqh academies from across the Muslim […]

Are House Mortgages Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Are house mortgages permissible? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Generally, mortgages from conventional, usurious banks are going to be impermissible as they stipulate the kind of increase in a loan contract which was expressly prohibited in the Qur’an. Allah Most High says, “O believers! Fear Allah, […]

Is It Permissible to Purchase Cat Food?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to purchase cat food? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam I pray you are well. Yes, it is permissible to purchase cat food and feed it to a pet cat, even if it contains unslaughtered meat. Usually, it is impermissible to buy unslaughtered meat and impure […]

How to Avoid Usury When Exchanging Currencies?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I get paid at work in a foreign currency and I always have to convert my salary to our local currency. I am trying to ensure I am not engaged in usury so I am confused on what rate I should use for the conversion. Shall I […]