Al-Qalam – Contemporary Financial and Legal Sharī‘ah Advice

Al-Qalam Sharī‘ah Scholar Panel seeks to provide a scholarly perspective on commonplace legal and financial questions and challenges facing Muslims living in Britain / the West. We specialise in Charity Giving (Zakāh), Wills and Inheritance Queries (Wasiyyah), Trusts, Pensions, Child Trust Funds, Divorce Settlements, Investment Permissibility, Business Contracts etc. We also offer chargeable advisory and sharia certification audit services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis for businesses and professionals.

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Q: Is it permissible to give zakāt al maal to a charity even if it operates in other countries?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: All things being equal one should distribute one’s zakat in the immediate locality of the zakātable wealth.  Failure to do so is reprehensible but not prohibited.  However, if […]


Question: A family member wishes to make a conventional will only. They wish to gift their property to their wife and seven children, but, to be distributed in accordance with Shari’ah. Is this permissible?   الجوابحامداومصلياومسلماومنهالصدقوالصواب   A: There are set rules in Islam as to the rights and responsibilities that relate to the testators […]


  Q: Is it permissible to take out warranties on car repairs and parts, and to what extent? There is a scheme available, for £100 a year, where if any problems with the car, the policy covers both labour and parts.   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: Such warranties are a form […]