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  • Herding goats in return for portion of their offspring

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Shaykh. I would like to know if the following joint business transaction is permissible or not: I have three goats, and my neighbor said that he wanted to take care of them because he needs more income to feed his family. He promised that if one of them gives birth to two goat children (an even number), then one would be mine.. More

  • Leasing flats for two offers, yearly or monthly

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. There are flat owners here in Makkah who rent with two offers, one is a yearly contract, and the other is monthly or for a period of months, etc. I have noticed that some owners have mentioned that if one will do the yearly contract for that flat, he will have to pay 30,000 Saudi riyals (for.. More

  • Student's failure affecting wages of private tutor

    Assalaamu alaykum. I used to teach a boy formal subjects like Physics, Maths, and such. He did very bad in his exams mainly owing to not having studied on his own. He would take my classes but did not do the memorizing and such out of laziness. I explained all the concepts of the syllabus that required understandingto him and urged him to memorize his.. More

  • A waiter favoring rich with special treatment to get gratuity

    Assalaamu alaykum. In our country, during the wedding feast, when a waiter sees a rich man, they take extra care of him (i.e. give him hot water, soap, towel after eating, etc.) so that he would give him some money (gratuity). Is that considered a bribe? And if that person gives him some money, will he be sinful? .. More

  • Work assignments that contain religious violations

    Hi, I am a Muslim graphic designer. I am employed in a movie production company, where I signed a one-year contract. Initially, I thought that it was all about making cellular online banner ads because the interviewer said that I was being hired for that. After going to work, however, I discovered that they make us do ads for female pictures, movies,.. More

  • Employee entitled to salary even when not assigned any work

    Dear Mufti, I had a contractual job, which was to promote women who had left their jobs to start their career. I worked for four months, but during that time my daughter got sick and my boss allowed me to go home whenever I want. I also did not get much work, and I was free most of time the last two monthssince I told my boss that my husband had moved.. More

  • Ownership of business from income of part-time work

    The oldest brother in a family does his daily work and spends his whole income on the family. He also did some part-time work during the evening hours and established a small business from what he made doing the part-time work, without any help from the family. Now the question is about this part-time business; whose business is it, the oldest brother's.. More

  • Violating work contract by taking another job

    Dear Shaykh. I got a new job with a company. Previously, I was working in a wholesale shop. After having joined this company, I still work part timeat that shop. However, in my employment contract with this company, it is stated that I am not allowed to do any part-time job, any business, or any other thing which provides any financial gain. I promised.. More

  • Dealing with company that engages in both lawful and unlawful activities

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it sinful, wrong, or disliked if I arrange with a tent company (who also arranges dance floors and maybe arranges events that are Islamically wrong) to make a tent or portacabin at my house?And how about another company who makes dance floors and as well arranges magic shows or events that.. More

  • Favoritism in sending employees on international tours

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please answer my question as fast as possible. I work for a governmental organization. My boss wants to do me a favor by sending me as a member of a team on an international tour. The team's purpose is not really related to my assigned tasks, but I can perform the job in a good manner nevertheless. Should I accept, or not, given that.. More

  • Missing work days and signing full attendance

    Assalaamu alaykum. Due to adverse hot conditions, the government has decided to suspend classes in West Bengal, India, but they have not clarified what the teachers should do. So we are going to school daily and return home after spending some time there. For our convenience, we have parted into two groups comprising 20 teachers each. Each group goes.. More

  • Saving part of transportation allowance provided by employer

    I work as an accounts assistance, I some times have to go out to do assignments for the company. If am given money for transportation, then I try to use less than what I am given and keep the rest. What is the ruling on this remaining money that I take? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Taking full housing allowance while owning part of house

    An organization provides/entitles rent for a house to its employees as a pay package. The organization pays rent to owner of the house in favor of its employee. If an employee and an Islamic bank are shareholders of a house in which he pays a monthly rent to the bank for its share in the house as well as purchases shares of the house on a monthly basis,.. More

  • Renting out auditorium for non-Muslim or mixed weddings

    Assalaamu alaykum. In my country, the weddings, both of Muslims and non-Muslims, usually take place in auditoriums. For Muslim weddings, music, mixing, photography, and videography are very common. And for non-Muslim weddings, religious rituals also take place inside the auditorium. My mother says that renting out an auditorium for weddings is a halal.. More

  • Getting paid for days of absence from work

    Firstly, I had days of absence at work because I am pregnant and feel bad, and sometimes I am sick for two to three days, but I might be absent for a week for my recovery. Is it haram for me to get my salary in full? Secondly, I was absent for my check up and in order to get papers for my maternity leave. Should I pay for my days of absence? I hope.. More