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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Employment overview This overview opens by setting out the importance of earning a lawful income and then breaks down the principles that ensure that our earnings are Halal. Finally the overview concludes with the Hanifi view on lawful (halal) job roles involving unlawful (haram) items and / or industries. Why is Halal employment important? Allah […]


Q: Is it permissible to purchase car insurance in installments due to necessity when one cannot afford a one off payment. installments also have an added interest charge per month. For example: a one off payment will cost 1000 pounds and in 12 installments it’ll cost 1200 pounds. As insurance contains elements of interest could […]


Q: Can you clarify whether its permissible for an Islamic institution to apply for a grant from the big lottery fund, either to Build a community centre operated by the Masjid Any other community building To build a masjid I understand buying a lottery ticket is impermissable, however is it permissable apply for a grant […]