415 fatwas

  • In principle, you are not permitted to take a Riba-based loan Date: 22-4-2012

    Assalamu Alaykum great scholars. I live in Norway where students at College/University can get student loans. The loan is interest free in the study period, and actually turns into a scholarship/stipend (free money) at the end of the semester if all the exams get passed. If we fail the exams it is still an interest free loan that can be turned.. More

  • Ruling on financial certificates and how to get rid of interest Date: 19-3-2012

    AsSalamOAlaikum-Warehmatullahi-Wabarakatuhu, My father was a very successful businessman in his times but wasn't religious at all. He bought some National Saving Certificates from "National Saving Centre" which is one popular government institution in Pakistan. He bought following certificates: (i) Behbood Saving Certificates (BSC) (ii) Regular Income.. More

  • Selling gold for gold and silver for silver Date: 7-3-2012

    I would like to know the meaning of the Hadeeth in which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention), forbade: 1- Selling silver for silver except like for like, without any difference in quantities, 2- Selling gold or silver that is not present at the moment of exchange, for gold or silver that is present. [Al-Bukhaari.. More

  • Ruling on trading with gold Date: 13-2-2012

    is it haram to purchase gold and sale when the price increases?.. More

  • A person took a credit and promised to give it back with profit, but he cheated me Date: 1-12-2011

    i lended all of my savings to my muslim friend for his business and he promised to return it with profits. He run away and disappeared with all the money and i realized he cheated me. Since i gave him money with the intention of sharing profits, is there anything wrong with my lending? i already have bank loan for my house but i paid him instead of.. More

  • Cheque cashing from a non-Islamic bank Date: 23-10-2011

    Assalamu alaikom, I would like to know what is the ruling on cheque cashing from a non-Islamic bank if no Islamic banks are available.There are ,however,small businesses that provide this service as well for a fee.What is the better alternative islamically? I would also like to know whether it's true that a cheque should only be cashed from the same.. More

  • Your taking a car loan has nothing to do with your income Date: 9-10-2011

    Assalamualeyikum, I have taken an auto loan for my car & i pay EMI per month which has two portions - Principle - Interest I didn't had capacity to purchase a new car so i took loan, Is it allowed? Also e.g. if i am earning 50,000 & paying 2,000 as interest per month then will my entire 50,000 would be considered as haraam? does this means.. More

  • Selling gold at a lower price than its market value Date: 9-10-2011

    my wife want to sell a gold chain i gifted to her before we go on holiday so that i can give my mum some money before we go. the money shop that we are selling at is offering to pay as much less than the value of the gold as they are offering 180 pound and the market value if you buy new is 300 pounds is it permissable to sell to them.. More

  • An employee given a bonus by his company whose money is mixed Date: 22-7-2011

    I am working in a govt. Gas Transmission & Distribution Company. Its main business is purchasing and selling of natural gas. Every year company gives 5%profit bonus as 'Workers Profit Participation Fund'(WPPF) from Profit before tax. Every year each and every employee get the same amount of money from it in addition to regular salary, bonuses.. More

  • Taking an interest-based loan from compulsory savings Date: 19-7-2011

    I am working in an institution which compulsorily saves a portion of my salary in a bank in return for interest. At the end of my service, I will receive such money in addition to the interest. The firm allows the employees to take a portion from the savings in the form of a loan with interest equal to that interest which they should get in addition.. More

  • The transaction in question combines two abominable kinds of Ribaa Date: 19-7-2011

    I have a friend who was waiting to receive a bank money order from another country in order to send it with someone who would then travel to another country. However, the bank money order did not reach on time. Therefore, he asked me for a loan saying, “If I do not receive this amount of money today, I must travel or I will lose 700 dollars in.. More

  • The Gold Quest Company commits several violations of the Sharee'ah Date: 19-7-2011

    I want to ask about the Gold Quest Company. This company deals in rare coins. A coin's value might be $800, and the company allows the customer two options, either to pay the value at one time or to pay in installments. It also allows him to market the coin. If he manages to bring ten customers, he receives a 5% commission, and every time he brings.. More

  • He purchased a piece of agricultural land by Ribaa, will its produce be unlawful? Date: 18-7-2011

    A father purchased a piece of agricultural land by a bank loan. Will the produce of the land be unlawful, noting that the loan is based on Ribaa? If yes, are the children considered consumers of Ribaa like their father?.. More

  • Ruling on paying the rent of one’s apartment with bank interest Date: 18-7-2011

    There is a man who has an amount of money which he deposited in the bank so as to pay the rent of his apartment from the interest that it accrues. He does not have any other resource. Is this lawful?.. More

  • His wife insists on investing her money in saving certificates Date: 30-6-2011

    Investing in govt. Savings certificates is halal or not & my wife insisting to invest her own amount in these certificates but i am refusing coz its not gud & halal and did i have rights to stop her to do not invest?.. More