Q&A Fatawa

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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Is it permissible to purchase car insurance in instalments?

Q: Is it permissible to purchase car insurance in installments due to necessity when one cannot afford a one off payment. installments also have an added interest charge per month. For example: a one off payment will cost 1000 pounds and in 12 installments it’ll cost 1200 pounds. As insurance contains elements of interest could […]

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Is it permissible for an Islamic institute to apply for a grant from the big lottery fund?

Q: Can you clarify whether its permissible for an Islamic institution to apply for a grant from the big lottery fund, either to Build a community centre operated by the Masjid Any other community building To build a masjid I understand buying a lottery ticket is impermissable, however is it permissable apply for a grant […]

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Is it illegal to pay for services in cash?

Q: I had a question pertaining to taxes with reference to an earlier fatwa published on your website: http://alqalam.org.uk/fatawa/can-i-be-held-liable-for-the-tax-evasion-of-my-employers/ In Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency(CRA) warns about what is called the Underground Economy (UE) [http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/undergroundeconomy/]. In light of thi 1) Is it permissible for Muslims to avail of services where the service provider(such as a […]

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Is the government contribution in the help to buy scheme permissible?

Q: Is it permissible to have a savings account for a help to buy scheme where, if u have about £12000 the government will give you £3000?   الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: The contribution paid by the government in an Help to Buy: ISA is actually a gift and not […]

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Is it permissible to work in the tax department of the HMRC which is likely to have some involvement in interest based transactions?

Q: Is it permissible to work in the tax department of the HMRC which is likely to have some involvement in interest based transactions? I enquired from HMRC whether or not throughout the role there is any interest related transactions such as charging or taking interest, I got the following reply “In respect of charging interest […]

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