I am getting a university grant, and a scholarship, should zakat be paid on this? if so, when should I pay it?

Q: I am getting a university grant, and a scholarship, should zakat be paid on this? if so, when should I pay it? i.e. pay today and then wait for one Islamic calendar to pass by then pay again?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: If you are liable for zakat […]

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My father said that if he gives me money as a gift, I must buy a house. Is this a type of riba statement?

Q: My father said that if he gives me money as a gift, I must buy a house.  Is this a type of riba statement?    الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If your father gives you some money and stipulates that you must purchase a house therewith, irrespective as to whether the […]

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Is paying off a person’s debt permissible if that debt was taken out for something deemed impermissible in Sharī‘ah?

Q: Is paying off a person’s debt permissible if that debt was contracted for something deemed impermissible in Sharī‘ah?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: In principle, if you gift or lend someone some money that person is free to utilise that money in whichever way he/she feels even if you have […]

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I support my parents financially by putting money in to their account, however I am not sure if this money goes towards something which is permissible or impermissible. Is this permissible?

Q: I support my parents financially by putting money in to their account, however I am not sure if this money goes towards something which is permissible or impermissible. Is this permissible?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If the support you provide your parents is used exclusively to perpetuate haram then this is […]

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When applying for a grant to be used for a specific purpose, is it permissible for one to use the grant received for a different purpose?

Q: When applying for a grant to be used for a specific purpose, is it permissible for one to use the grant received for a different purpose?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: If the award of the grant is based on qualifying criteria then the criteria must be satisfied for the grant […]

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Is it permissible to receive free items or services from websites which collate give-away offers?

Q: Is it permissible to receive free items or services from websites which collate give-away offers? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: There is no obvious prohibition in receiving free items from the company in question provided one does not direct individuals towards impermissible activities and that the company is under no contractual […]

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