Al-Qalam – Contemporary Financial and Legal Sharī‘ah Advice

Al-Qalam Sharī‘ah Scholar Panel seeks to provide a scholarly perspective on commonplace legal and financial questions and challenges facing Muslims living in Britain / the West. We specialise in Charity Giving (Zakāh), Wills and Inheritance Queries (Wasiyyah), Trusts, Pensions, Child Trust Funds, Divorce Settlements, Investment Permissibility, Business Contracts etc. We also offer chargeable advisory and sharia certification audit services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis for businesses and professionals.

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Q: I have received an offer for a paid internship at Barclays, in the compliance department. I will have a graduate level role, making sure that the bank stays within financial regulation set by the UK’s financial regulators. This will include verifying that financial products that the bank offers are in regulation. This is a general […]


Q: It states warranties are not permissible.  What if the warranty is purchased at point of purchase eg Laptop £300 + £50 warrantly(parts & Labour).  Or Gas boiler £1000 +£100 7yr warranty parts n labour.  The following fatawa indicates if done at point of purchase. “In this case, the fee for the warranty will […]


Q: I have started working for a hotel company, at their HQ, in their marketing department. My concern is that most chains sell alcohol at their premises – is this a company I should avoid working for? The money made is minimal compared to the revenue generated from actual room bookings. Or should I dispose […]