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Is It Permissible to Buy Cars at Auctions?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: Assalam’aleykum, I plan to buy a car soon. Is it okay for me to buy a car in an auction without knowing the origin of the car? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Buying and selling on the basis of an auction is […]

Is It Permissible for a Woman to Drive a Women-Only Taxi?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: In my country a new company has decided to make women-only taxis drived by women instead of men. Most of my friends and family disapproved and called it ‘haram’. Are they correct? Answer: assalamu alaykum It would not be accurate to state that a women driving a women-only taxi […]

Is It Permissible to Pray in a Moving Vehicle? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: What is the ruling for praying in a moving vehicle such as a train or airplane? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I pray that you are well. Voluntary Prayers while Traveling While traveling, it is permissible to perform voluntary prayers while sitting in a moving vehicle. If it is possible to […]

Is Emergency Roadside Service Coverage Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: As Salam Alaykum, Is it permissible to purchase emergency roadside service coverage subscriptions? These require a customer to pay a fixed amount per year as part of a yearly membership/subscription. In return, the company provides emergency roadside assistance. Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Subscription to an […]

Are Cover Plan Contracts Permissible?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: I understand that the insurance contract generally is unlawful. My question is related to “cover plan” contracts. The first plan is the road recovery services offered by AA, RAC. A fixed premium is paid per year and any issues related to your car can be fixed by […]

I’m Not Sure If I Caused Damage to a Car and I’ve Now Driven Off. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Whilst dropping my mother I accidentally scuffed the front bumper of a car. I don’t know if the scuff was already there or if I did it. After we were finished I drove off but the scuff mark kept on bothering me. What should I do? Answer: Wa […]

Can We Use a Car Provided by the Government for Personal Needs?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum My father has been given a government car for personal use up to some specified time limit. We discharge our driver at night. In his absence, are we allowed to drive that car if it is within the specified limit of petrol usage? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Can I Pray in a Car? How To Pray in a Train?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: (1) If I am traveling by car and the time of prayer is approaching its end time, is the prayer permissible in the sitting position on the seat if it is not possible to get out? Does it later need to be repeated? (2) Can one pray on a […]