Q&A Fatawa

Is solvent extraction in perfumary permissible?

Q: I would like your advice on clarifying rulings on solvent extraction in perfumary. There are certain oil fragrances that is extracted from plant based based materials using solvent i.e. ethyl Alcohol. These are oils such as vanilla absolutes, Tonka  bean absolutes, tobacco absolutes which are core ingredients used extensively in perfumary. After the alcohol is […]

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Is it permissible for my mother to use my father’s life insurance payout?

Q: Is it permissible for my mother to be using my father’s life insurance payout and keeping it? My father took out life insurance in 1987. He did not know it was haram. I think on the policy it says 60% equity and 40 % property. I am not sure how much my father payed […]

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How can I finance a new business without getting a loan?

Q: How can I finance a new business without getting a loan? My aim is to open a business but for the capital I would need to go to the bank, which they have agreed to lend. But on the other hand I feel this is forbidden as it involves interest. This is my only […]

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Are Muslims allowed to take interest money from the bank and use it to pay their own taxes or insurance premiums?

Q:Are Muslims allowed to take interest money from the bank and use it to pay their own taxes or insurance premiums? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: When needed, one should seek to open an account with an Islamic bank or the Islamic window of a conventional bank or a non-interest […]

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Is a Muslim better off earning no interest on money in the bank, or taking interest with the intention of giving it to the poor?

Q: Is a Muslim better off earning no interest on money in the bank, or taking interest with the intention of giving it to the poor? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: If it is possible to open an account with an Islamic bank or the Islamic window of a conventional […]

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If a Muslim needs to claim on their car insurance policy, can they benefit from the entire amount of money?

Q: If a Muslim needs to claim on their car insurance policy, can they benefit from the entire amount of money, or only that amount which equals premiums paid to date? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: The premiums paid under conventional insurance are paid through an irregular contract according to […]

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If a Muslim is working as a cab driver, can they charge a customer who wants to go to a pub or nightclub?

Q: If a Muslim is working as a cab driver, can they charge a customer who wants to go to a pub or nightclub? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: The basic principle in this type of issue is that according to Imām Abū Yūsuf and Imām Muḥammad if an individual […]

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Can I sell property to a buyer with a conventional mortgage?

Q: Can I sell property to a buyer with a conventional mortgage? We are in the business of buying and selling properties in the U.K. and wish to ensure that our business is ethical, halâl and permissible. We list below the 3 options of conducting our business on which we would be pleased if you […]

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