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Last Modified:  11 Apr 2011 02:10  GMT

I want to know if mobile phone insurance is permissible as per Islamic Sharia. This is where I insure my mobile phone, pay insurance premium every month to the Insurance provider and if I loose it or it gets stolen then the Insurance provider will give me a new phone Same model, same make .



Last Modified:  08 Apr 2011 02:10  GMT

I know that taking interest is haraam,but I would like to know what does islaam say about taking interest based on inflation.For example,if you borrow 50 pounds and you want to return the 50 pounds in 5 years time,the value of the 50 pounds that you borrowed would be higher in 5 years time.Therefore you payback the equivalent amount to the 50 pounds that you borrowed.I ask this question because I want to know if it is allowed for me to take out a student loan which has interest based on inflatio ...



Last Modified:  05 Apr 2011 02:10  GMT

He works for a company which mixes haraam things with halaal things, and sells some stolen goods and cheats. Is his income halaal? If he leaves this job, any other job will also involve some things that are forbidden according to sharee’ah, so what should he do? Should he continue in his job or give it up and let his children go hungry when he cannot find any means of taking care of them?



Last Modified:  05 Apr 2011 02:10  GMT

Somebody mortgaged his house in return for a riba-based loan, and at the end of the agreed period, because the home owner was unable to pay off his debt, the riba-based institution sold the house through the court at a public auction. Because the house is opposite to a mosque, some good brothers thought to buy it from the one who bought it at the auction and add its area to the mosque. My question is: 1. What is the ruling on mortgaging the house in return for the riba-based loan? 2. ...



Last Modified:  31 Mar 2011 02:10  GMT

What is the ruling on prepaid credit cards from al-Ahli Commercial Bank?



Last Modified:  30 Mar 2011 02:10  GMT

I have a question regarding earning halaal. i work as a representative for AVON AL-ARABIA COSMETICS AND PERFUMES COMPANY in saudi arabia. only women can be a representative. Its a direct selling company, the company gives us a brouchure which contains products information and price. we show that magazine to our female friends, they choose the product then we order that product for her. we, yaani the members get discount on the products that we buy and not the salary. for example, if i order prod ...



Last Modified:  28 Mar 2011 02:10  GMT

I teach children Arabic and Qur’aan in my house in return for a monthly payment from the family as agreed between us. If a child is absent from the class for a day or a week or a month, is it permissible for me to take the payment in full without giving anything back to the family in return for that day or week during which the child was absent? Please note that I cannot put another child in his place for this day or week or even month, because this time is set aside for that child and cann ...



Last Modified:  24 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

I work in a paint shop and my salary is low, but people come to me and ask about a painter to paint for them. I have the numbers of some painters and I try to recommend them to the customers in return for a percentage that the painter gives to me. Is this percentage haraam?



Last Modified:  22 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

I have a jewellery store and some of my relatives or friends come to me to buy gold, and they ask me to let them take the gold and they will give me the money a day or two after that. I am afraid that if I tell them that this is haraam, this will lead to breaking of the ties of kinship.



Last Modified:  21 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

I fix TVs and VCRs, and also install satellite dishes. Is there any sin on me if the owner of these machines uses them to listen to songs and watch movies etc? Please advise me, may Allaah reward you with good.



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

We found out from your site that with regard to companies that deal with pyramid schemes, it is permissible to deal with them, buying and selling and so on, so long as one avoids what is haraam, which is entering into these haraam pyramid schemes. But it has become apparent that some of them put the member under the supervisor, even if he did not register as a member under a supervisor in the beginning, and thus they bring him into the pyramid scheme sometime after he subscribes without him real ...



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

We are a new company wich is dealing about design. About more than 1 month ago we get a contract with a bank to edit a training book for it employees. The problem is that before we edit this book we thought that we will be able to edit a book without pictures, but the bank ask us to edit a book with pictures. We know that pictures is haram, so I asked to my brother that we can not edit such book, but my friend reply me that we can not stop our contract cause if we stop it the bank will lead us t ...



Last Modified:  16 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

I have been sent overseas to study and I am also an employee. The system is supposed to give me half of the salary I get in Saudi, but until now they have been giving me the salary in full. Please note that I have done everything that is required to tell the company so that they will deduct half of the salary. What should I do? Please note that they may discover that later on, then they will deduct it from future salaries, as happened to my colleagues. Is this money halaal or haraam? Should I te ...



Last Modified:  08 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

Is it permissible to exchange old gold that I have for new gold, and pay the goldsmith the difference in price?



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

It is not permissible to buy bank shares or deal in them?



Last Modified:  04 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

There are some charitable foundations which buy shrouds with money that was paid as zakaah, then if a poor person does not have any money with which to buy a shroud and pay for the expenses of burial preparation, this charity pays the burial expenses from the zakaah funds. Is that acceptable according to sharee ‘ah?



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

I have a Visa card that does not involve riba, i.e., I use it without the bank taking any interest from me. But Visa has a system called a points system or “Visa Rewards”. Every time I buy something using this card, they give me one point for every two dollars, and with these points I can buy travel tickets or pay off electricity and phone bills. Now I have a considerable number of points. Is it permissible for me to use these points or are they regarded as riba? If they are riba, is i ...



Last Modified:  28 Feb 2011 03:10  GMT

I am a young man from Spain. A company has called me to work for them, and the work involves transporting the deceased from the hospital (i.e., from the mortuary) to the church, then to the graveyard. I only work in transporting them from one place to another; I do not handle the deceased in any way. Is this halaal or haraam?



Last Modified:  27 Feb 2011 03:10  GMT

My paternal uncle has money in the bank that earns interest; he used to take it and distribute it among his siblings to buy paraffin for the stove, and said that this interest must only be used for heating, and he gave us our share on condition that it be used for buying paraffin. Is it permissible to spend the money on something else?



Last Modified:  23 Feb 2011 03:10  GMT

I took a loan of 100,000 riyals from a riba-based bank because I was in urgent need of this money, on the basis that I would pay it back to the bank in five years. I have had this money for an entire year without achieving what I borrowed it for. Do I have to pay zakaah? And is it halaal and is it permissible for me to benefit from it or what?




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