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: It states warranties are not permissible.  What if the warranty is purchased at point of purchase eg Laptop £300 + £50 warrantly(parts & Labour).  Or Gas boiler £1000 +£100 7yr warranty parts n labour.  The following fatawa indicates if done at point of purchase. “In this case, the fee for the warranty will […]


Q: I have started working for a hotel company, at their HQ, in their marketing department. My concern is that most chains sell alcohol at their premises – is this a company I should avoid working for? The money made is minimal compared to the revenue generated from actual room bookings. Or should I dispose […]


Q: A mother has 3 children. Among her children one was financially well off, another was getting onto the ladder of success while one was struggling to cope. She fell quite ill and gave a gift to the 3rd saying that at the moment others do not need my assistance, BUT if one needs assistance this […]