Is it permissible to under declare my income for benefits?

Q: Is it permissible to at least under declare my income just so I can make housing more affordable for myself, since private housing is so expensive in the City? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب It is not permissible to under declare income so as to receive more benefit than one is entitled […]

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What types of contracts may relate to a minor and what basic rulings apply?

Q: What types of contracts may relate to a minor and what basic rulings apply?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: There are three basic types of contracts that may relate to a minor: 1. Contracts that are only beneficial for a minor. E.g., acceptance of gifts, charity or wills. Such contracts do not […]

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Can I give Sadaqah to Hashimites?

Q: Can I give Sadaqah to Hashimites? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: It is permissible to give optional sadaqah to Hashimites as that is essentially a gift.   ففى الدر المختار:  (وجازت التطوعات من الصدقات …) … (… لهم ) أي لبني هاشم.  (كتاب الزكاة ، باب مصرف الزكاة والعشر) وفى رد المحتار:  أقول […]

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Should one list items which they anticipate receiving but have not yet got ownership of in their will, under ‘assets’

Q: Should one list items which they anticipate receiving but have not yet got ownership of in their will, under ‘assets’? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: One may list them as potentially receivable assets but not as current assets.  Once ownership is secured, one may update one’s will.

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Please could you clarify the Islamic permissibility for one to claim income support?

Q:Please could you clarify the Islamic permissibility for one to claim income support?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: The permissibility of being able to claim income support depends on whether the individual fits the eligibility criteria or not.  The eligibility criteria can be seen at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/income-support/eligibility If […]

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Is my earning halāl if I’m a hypnotherapist?

Q: I am a practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, which I practise for the purposes of helping people overcome fears and/or phobias that were installed as a programme within people’s life experiences. Is my earning halal?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه االصدق والصواب   A: Hypnosis as described in the question is […]

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What is the Islamic stance on joint tenancy ownership of a property

Q: Are the joint tenancy laws of England (whereby one tenant inherits the other’s share directly on death) valid in Islamic law? What happens if I share a property with my mother- on her passing does her share come to me automatically or do my siblings then gain a share islamically?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما […]

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Can rules of Ribā/usury relate to exchanging modern day goods such as mobile phones?

Q: Does ribā only relate to money and food items, or can modern day goods come under this too? Eg swapping a contemporary item -such as a mobile phone of a lower value for one of a higher value?     الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Ribā in trade relates to the sale […]

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How much is a husband obliged to give for the maintenance of his wife, given that this is his responsibility in Islam?

Q: How much is a husband  obliged to give for the maintenance of his wife, given that this is his responsibility in Islam?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The amount of maintenance payable depends on the status of both husband and wife and the norms in which they live and what is generally […]

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Is checking the terms of use of a website required when carrying out research as part of my work?

Q: Is checking the terms of use of a website required when carrying out research as part of my work?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If you are making commercial use of the website content then you must abide by the copyright restrictions as required by the copyright holder/copyright law.  It is not […]

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If the product purchased is not as advertised and eBay give me a refund due to the seller not responding, what do I do with the product?

Q: If the product purchased is not as advertised and eBay give me a refund due to the seller not responding, what do I do with the product?   الجواب خامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: It would appear that eBay guarantees the performance of the contracting parties.  The refund you have received is from eBay […]

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