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My Family Members Financially Exploit Me. Do I Need to Get Married to Improve My Circumstances?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My father passed away recently. Lately, I feel so frustrated because I think I need someone to make me feel I am special, someone who will help me with my business, and someone who will marry me, to be my mahram. I feel this because I […]

Day 19: Give A Good Loan – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 19: Give A Good Loan Scholars say that giving a loan can have greater reward than charity, because it creates a good relationship where one person empowers another, and gives them a sense of responsibility and a preservation of dignity. There is a time for charity, and a time for lending. This Ramadan, if […]

My Father Doesn’t Pray and Drinks Alcohol. Can I Use the Money He Gives Me?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My father is a distributor of a well-known company. He does not pray, uses alcohol and rarely fasts. My dad uses credit cards (so he pays interest). Since I have no income, and am a full-time student in a private school, I have no way to pay […]

The Etiquette of Earning a Livelihood: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of earning a livelihood forms the 13th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work How Can I Make a Correct Intention So That My Good Deeds Are […]

Is It Disbelief to Use Money on Which Images Representing Disbelief Are Found?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam Alaykum If there are words of disbelief on the money of a country, or pictures that represent disbelief, are we doing anything wrong by using it? Answer: Assalamu alaykum This is not disbelief. The ruling of disbelief relates to what one believes or chooses not to believe. A […]

The Story of Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani, by Novid Shaid

Writer and poet, Novid Shaid, weaves a tale of two men who led very different lives with what they were granted by Allah. There were once two men: Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani. Abdul Razzaq was a faithful man, who was very resourceful, with a talent for acquiring wealth. By the age of forty, he […]

Debt: How It Destroys Lives, How You Can Fight It

The good folks at Rizqwise have a very worthy multi-part series on debt that you should really listen to. If you haven’t got the time, this concluding episode is not to be missed. Rizqwise speak to Rehan Huda, a prominent investment banker and leading authority in Islamic Finance, about some of the key lessons we […]

Is a Henna Event Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am getting married soon and had two questions: 1. Is a Henna event permissible? It will be an only women’s gathering in which girls will put henna on their hands and there will be food. 2. There is a tradition in which the sisters of the bride hide […]

How Should I Deal With Extra Money Sent by My Employer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was paid an extra four monthly salaries. I did inform my employer. Now, a few months have passed and I have not heard from him. Given the current circumstances, is this money haram and will it be serving as a blockage for the acceptance of my supplications? Answer: […]