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: I would like to know, if a student applies for a means tested grant, is the money halal, if the parent is required to declare their income in the application and they fail to declare it truthfully.  Is the student blameworthy for applying despite not being able to persuade the parent to declare their […]


Q: I am renting out a property which is currently on an unlawful mortgage. Is the income/profit made from this property therefore unlawful too? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Whilst it is unlawful to take out an interest-based mortgage the mortgage funds themselves are not unlawful. It is the interest one pays […]


Q: I currently work for my own company specialising in providing Accountancy Services mainly to large Corporate businesses. I work 6-12 month contracts on projects or providing short term cover. My contracts are primarily in the Banking sector. My key responsibilities are to support the production of external reporting for the Bank so that it […]