Q&A Fatawa

How did the Al Qalam panel decide the limit given to National Zakat Foundation caseworkers?

Q: How did the Al-Qalam Shariah Panel decide the limit (10%) that is given to caseworkers, who are involved with administering Zakat according to the National Zakat Foundation? A:  الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب The limit of 10% is a not a shar’i limit. Rather, it is intended to ensure that zakat funds are […]

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Can I insure my business?

Q: I’m in the process of opening an Internet pharmacy and just needed clarification on which types of insurance would be permissible Employers liability. This is a legal requirement when employing staff and is to cover them in case of personal injury etc at work. If there was to be an incident then the potential […]

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Ruling on pre-agreed contribution towards bills?

Q: When living in a shared-family system, at some point, I agreed to contribute $350 monthly to a grocery fund which would be used to buy groceries (along money pooled by others). How long do I have to keep contributing $350 on a monthly basis? Can I reduce this amount if I feel I’m over-contributing? Similarly, […]

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The charity I work for is funded by banks and Big Lottery Fund: will my wage be halal?

Q: I have some questions regarding employment. I work in the non profit sector so for charities and community organisations. My first question is when applying to these jobs sometimes they state the funding has been granted from such and such organisation. This organisations sometimes is the Big Lottery Fund and also banks such a […]

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Can I accept to inherite from my father’s will even if it was not drafted according to Shariah?

 Q: I am a sister and my father has passed away.  He left a Will which is not according to Shariah.  I have 2 step-mums, 3 blood brothers and 3 half brothers. My dad divided his assets into 8 shares. 1/8 to the step mum who lived with my dad (she has no children). Nothing […]

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Will I be sinful if I stop my financial support to a person?

Q: I have agreed, as goodwill, to support a widowed aunt on a monthly basis. What are my rights here? What if I wish to stop sending financial support to my aunt at some point (or skip sending money for a few months and resume after)? Will it be sinful if I don’t send money […]

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Can I be employed in a job for which the remuneration will be from the funding received by The National Lottery?

Q: Can I be employed in a job for which the remuneration will be from the funding received by The National Lottery?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Whilst participating in the National Lottery is a major sin, it is permissible to receive funding from the National Lottery and to be paid for permissible […]

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