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

Al-Qalam Sharī‘ah Scholar Panel provides British Imams and Muslims with scholarly expertise on legal and financial matters. We specialise in Charity (Zakāh), Wills (Wasiyyah), Trusts, Pensions, Child Trust Funds, Divorce Settlements, Investments, Contracts etc.

For corporate bodies, we offer chargeable advisory and training services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis.

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Q:  Does the Al-Qalam Scholars Panel supervise or certify the zakat policies of National Zakat Foundation? ‎الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The Al-Qalam Scholars Panel (Al-Qalam) does not currently supervise or certify the zakat policies of National Zakat Foundation (NZF). The supervisory relationship between Al-Qalam and NZF existed from 2012 until 2016 […]


Q: Do I have to pay zakāh on money that I have only had in my possession for 2 months? I am a retired government servant and receive a pension. Besides this, the only other source of my income is rent I receive from a house. I live in another house which I own. I […]


Q: Does Zakah need to be paid on maternity pay that may need returning if one can’t go back to work and hence has been kept aside? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Once maternity pay is received the recipient becomes owner of the same.  As it is not a loan it will […]