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: Would it be permissible to work in the IT division of a gaming company such as King (producers of popular game, Candy Crush Saga)?Also, please elaborate on the nature of working in general for any gaming company that produces games for mobile, PC, tablet etc. Is it considered Halal or not?  الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما […]


Q: I am a silent partner in a restaurant that serves alcohol.What course of action should I take with my share? My partners are unlikely to sell. If I have to sell, who do I sell to? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: It is not permitted to serve alcohol and any income thereby earned […]


Q: I have a question re income generated from selling musical instruments. In my ‘pre-practising’ days I had purchased musical equipment such as keyboards and subwoofers. The money used to purchase these back then was Halal. If I did now sell these, is the money I make still deemed as Halal? And if for some […]