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: If I invest in a partnership with other parties, do I need to verify whether their source of finance is Halal?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If you have reason to believe that their source of funding does not conform to Sharī‘ah then you must actively ascertain as to whether that is indeed true.  If […]


Q: Should one opt for third party or fully comprehensive insurance cover if third party is more expensive as is the case in many situations?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: You should opt for the cheapest quote irrespective of the level of cover as the purpose is to fulfill a […]


Q: If a Muslim needs to claim on their car insurance policy, can they benefit from the entire amount of money, or only that amount which equals premiums paid to date? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: The premiums paid under conventional insurance are paid through an irregular contract according to […]