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.

We regularly update the edict (fatwa) section of this website. For more information about what we do please visit the About section.

We have also recently had a number of inquiries regarding ACN. Please see this page for more information on this matter.


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Q: I have been looking around for 0% interest car finance. One of the dealers is offering me a 0% deal where by the car I want is £10,495. I put in a deposit of £2500 and additionally anything the dealer offers for my old car, and then pay a monthly figure of around £164.92 (this […]


Q: I was automatically enrolled onto the pension in April through my school.


Q: How did the Al-Qalam Shariah Panel decide the limit (10%) that is given to caseworkers, who are involved with administering Zakat according to the National Zakat Foundation? A:  الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب The limit of 10% is a not a shar’i limit. Rather, it is intended to ensure that zakat funds are […]