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: What is the ruling on the following Pension: I am part of a defined contribution pension scheme which I have paid into for many years. I am coming up to retirement very soon. With regards to Zakaah, What and when would zakaah be payable on the funds? Would I have to pay Zakaah for every […]


Q: Is it permissible in Islam to purchase a shared property, where you buy 50% of the property and pay rent on the rest and the rent includes building insurance? A: الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب It is permissible to buy a share of of a property and then rent the remaining share from the […]


Q: Should I quit my job if they sell unlawful items or is it sufficient for me to give away the percentage earned from unlawful items? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: It is not permissible for you to sell unlawful items and any remuneration earned from such sale is also unlawful. Even […]