Is it permissible to work in the IT division of a gaming company?

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 […]

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Possessing shares in a restaurant that serves alcohol

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 […]

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Is income generated from selling musical instruments haram?

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 […]

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Working as a breast cancer surgeon

Q: I work as a breast cancer surgeon. I reconstruct the breast after it has been removed for cancer. The reconstruction is done by utilising patients own tissue and and silicone implants. Research has shown that patients who lose their breasts have a higher psychological morbidity than patient who have breast reconstruction. Is this islamically permissible […]

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Is working for the financial conduct authority permissible?

Q: Is working for the financial conduct authority permissible? I understand that they regulate all businesses including banks, and set the standard for all businesses. I also know that you have to work closely to the banking industry as part of this role. الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب This will depend upon the principle […]

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Profit made out of renting a property bought through unlawful mortgage

Q:  A  landlord, are currently 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 […]

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Is there an Islamic way where you can guarantee percentage of profitability for the investor?

Q: Is there an Islamic way where you can guarantee percentage of profitability for the investor?   الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: It is not permitted to guarantee a percentage of profit to the investor.  Rather, the very basis for his eligibility for profit is that he is also exposing himself to […]

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Is my income haram if a percentage of my income is from haram means?

Q: I work for a software distribution company, where the revenue is generated by selling the software to different types of companies like Oil & Gas, Media, Banks, Hospitals, Airlines, etc. We are not sure how their revenue is generated. I understand that banks run on the concept of riba and it is haram to […]

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Is it permissible to use a non-islamic business account that does not accrue interest?

Q: Is it permissible to use a non-islamic business account that does not accrue interest for a ltd company? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب A: It is permitted to use an account of a conventional interest-based bank that does not bear interest for a limited company. Any deposits in the account are essentially a […]

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Do I have to pay tax on tips received during employment?

Q: Does my husband have to pay tax separately for small tips received during his employment? (For example, an average of £5 cash in hand per day). If it is obligatory to pay tax on this and he refuses to do so what is my extent of my obligation towards getting him to do this? […]

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