142 fatwas

  • Causing unintentional damage to neighbors' property Date: 28-12-2017

    Shaykh, today I committed what may be a very big sin! Here in my town, there are many monkeys who disturb us in many ways. Today, while I was laying in bed, a monkey suddenly started pulling my broadband wire, so I immediately went outside and threw something towards the monkey, but I missed it and it hit my neighbours electric meter. Some plastic of.. More

  • Documentation in case of borrowing an object depends on customs Date: 16-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If I lend something, e.g. a book, to someone. Is it recommended to write it down? And should I have two witnesses? I am asking because this is not about money. Also, should we make two copies of the document and each keep a copy? What if the borrower is illiterate; in that case, can I write it and read.. More

  • Laxness in returning borrowed item to its owner Date: 9-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am 19 years old and am a student. Sorry for my bad English, but I have a question about haram/halal. Once upon a time, maybe 1 year ago, we were given some course books for studiesin high school. And the books were only something which you cold borrow for a period of time, and they were not our property. The deal was to hand over.. More

  • Taking fruit from neighbor's tree branch dangling in one's garden Date: 21-9-2017

    If there are two neighbors, and neighbor A has an apple tree, and a branch of the apple tree hangs on the side of neighbor B's garden, is neighbor B allowed to take an apple from this branch, because it is on his side of the garden? Or is it considered theft? .. More

  • Violating state regulations in building house Date: 13-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. About four years ago, my father (who is, praise be to Allah, still with us) bought a piece of land for which we paid money from halal earnings (even I contributed from my salaries in the purchase). After some time, we started the construction, and again with halal earnings (I also contributed in this). However, while filling the land,.. More

  • Returning what one suspects is not theirs Date: 29-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I have some stationary items which I suspect are not mine, and I have had them since the time I worked at my previous workplace, which I left in 2013. I am not allowed to enter that place anymore as it is an secure area and I am not employed there anymore. I do not any trustworthy person with.. More

  • Sister assuming legal guardianship of minor or retarded brother Date: 28-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have one daughter and one son. My son is mentally retarted. My question is: can my daughter be the guardian of my son after my death, or should one of my brothers or nephews be his guardian? .. More

  • Harming a person unjustly to get one's right from another person Date: 5-12-2016

    I have my own businessThere is someone who is dealing with us constantlyWe are implementing services for his clientsOften, he pays after workBut now there is a lot of money worth of payment for more than 1 yearso, he owe us since long time.We do not believe that he will pay in terms of coming out with an excuse every time he does not have the money.. More

  • When middleman is entitled to keep difference in price Date: 10-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A seller is selling something online at a price of $100. A buyer can purchase it directly from the seller, but he intentionally involves a middle man. The middleman purchases the same thing at a price of $90 (applying some discount coupon which only middle men have) but sells the product at $100 without telling the buyer that he purchased.. More

  • Misusing power of attorney Date: 18-9-2016

    If you give a power of attorney to someone and the person misuses it and also lies about how it was used, what does the sharia say about that? .. More

  • Employee needs permission to take extra money for his work Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. One of my friends works in a garment company. Various parties send him bills for money. He presents the bill to the manager for money that needs to be paid to the parties. The manager gives him the amount of money written on the bill. However, my friend convinces the parties and makes them accept an amount lower than what was written.. More

  • Service shop owner liable for damage done by his workers Date: 5-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Recently, I went to a mechanic to fix my punctured tire. In the process of fixing the puncture, they created another puncture. I was very frustrated and angry because they wasted a lot of my time and above that caused additional damage by causing another puncture. After they fixed the tire completely.. More

  • A loaned item must be returned even after lapse of a long time Date: 26-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. More than 10 years ago, when I knew nothing about Islam, I took my friend's walkman (an electronic device) and she agreed, but I did not return it back. Now she is in another country and we are not connected like before. Also, there is no use in this device anymore but I still have it and did not throw it away. What should.. More

  • Ruling on usurping price and rent of property Date: 25-2-2016

    Dear Shaykh, A person known to me bought a property in 1989 for SL rupees 2.5 cores and offered another person, also known to me, 1/3 share for SL rupees 85 laks. He agreed and gave the above money on trust that he will accommodate him for 1/3 share in the title deed of the property, but he has not done that to date, nor has he paid any rent that he.. More

  • Benefiting from books without the owner’s permission Date: 6-9-2015

    One of my friends works at a bookstore that is affiliated with a national newspaper. Is it permissible for me to borrow some books from him to read them and then return them to the store? May Allaah reward you. .. More