Is it permissible to take a business loan which requires payment of an insurance premium?

Hawkesbay Investment Corporation Limited The business is in conformity with standards and in line with normal  corporate ethics. Based on the loans agreement   drafted by our client and we guarantee that our client will only enter into a legitimate  business transaction as proposed with the funds. Legal & General Insurance  company  hereby  guarantee the safety […]

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Can interest money be used for paying Council Tax and car insurance?

Q: Can interest money received be used for paying Council Tax and car insurance? Additionally should interest money be disposed with non Islamic charities? A: Interest money cannot be used to pay council tax or car insurance. It should instead be given to the poor or utilised in public welfare projects without any intention of […]

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Is it permissible to hold a fixed term deposit or an ISA savings account?

Q: Are the fixed term deposit and ISA savings accounts permissible means in shariah in terms of the returns on one’s initial deposit?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Any fixed term deposit account or ISA that gives interest or a guaranteed return on the initial deposit is not permitted.  It is possible to structure a fixed […]

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Is it permissible to invest in a Sharesave scheme of a bank?

Q: Can you tell if the following two forms of investments are permissible from a sharia perspective.  Intention is to use the schemes as tax efficient vehicles only with a view of separating any impermissible profit and donating it to charity at the end of the scheme. 1. Sharesave – Sharesave scheme of a bank […]

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Is it permissible to take an offset mortgage?

Q: Many conventional banks have products called ‘Offset’ Mortgages. These are mortgages whereby:  If i have a mortgage of 50K and savings of 50K the savings offsets the interest on the remaining mortgage value. So in the above case 50K mortgage, 50K savings means zero interest.  Hence, is it permitted to take a conventional mortgage whereby […]

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