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  • Buying a house on a loan Date: 1-1-2002

    I've read some questions about Riba in this website, and when I saw Fatwa no. 84041. I really got scared. My family came to the U.S about 4 years ago, and the only way we could get a house was taking a loan, and then repaying that loan, of course, with interest. Now I know that this is Haram, but what were we suppose to do? If we had rented an apartment,.. More

  • Company Arranged Loan for Purchase of Home Date: 15-12-2001

    My company is a multinational foreign based company involved in oil and gas exploration and production in Pakistan. My company authorizes its employees to get certain amount of loan only for purchase of home from any loan-providing institution (bank or any other) as per amount sanctioned by company. These institutions (banks etc.) provide loan to employees.. More

  • Buying House with Riba in Belgium Date: 13-10-2001

    Several persons says that Qardhawi said that buying a house in a non-Muslim country is not forbidden if it's only for personal use. I have 2 children and want to have more but I have only 2 bedrooms for me, my wife and my children. Renting a larger apartment is too expensive for us. If we stay in this apartment we couldn't have other children. We are.. More

  • Borrowing with interest to help relative avoid prison Date: 26-9-2001

    I have a cousin who has a money problem with somebody and may be the police will take him to the prison. I haven't money to help him, but I can borrow from a bank to help him. This loan will be with interest. Does Islam allow me to borrow from the bank with interest to help him in this case?.. More

  • Wants to rent out a house he is buying in UK on mortgage Date: 19-9-2001

    I am a doctor work in UK. I bought a house in UK using the mortgage, i.e. interest. I have lived in it for three years. Now I am leaving UK. I have not paid the full price. Can I rent the house and use the rent to pay the price knowing that I will be paying interest? Also there is possibility that I might come back to UK... More

  • Repaying Study Expenses and Interest Date: 11-6-2001

    I am a Muslim student living in Holland. Next year I'm going to study dentistry, Insha Allah. I'm very motivated and I'm, Alhamdulillah a very good student. And now I've got a very urgent question and would really appreciate if you could give me a quick answer, if possible. Here in Holland it is very expensive to study and so the government pays for.. More

  • Student Supported by Father's Income from Bank Date: 24-5-2001

    I am a student in UK, my father is paying my college fees but he is working in a bank. As I now it is Haram to work there. Is it Halal for me to study in this way? .. More

  • Good Deeds Done in a House Purchased by Riba Transaction Date: 27-3-2001

    Is it true that all the Sunnah deed e.g. reciting Qur'an, Sunnah, prayers, etc. that we do in the house we purchased through Riba transaction will not be accepted by Allah (s.w.t)? .. More

  • Bank loan Date: 15-1-2001

    I am a businessman. I would like to know if I can take a loan from the bank to promote my export trade, otherwise I cannot compete with traders in the same field who have much more finance than I?.. More

  • Inherited business having bank dealings Date: 6-1-2001

    If you inherit a company from someone and the company uses bank money which deals with interest and you cannot stop that, and are unable to go to an Islamic bank for some time (say 4 years) should you close the company, sell it, or keep it until you can change to an Islamic bank?.. More

  • Borrowing from bank to buy a house Date: 3-1-2001

    I am a converted Muslim. I have money invested in my home country and earn interest on this money. I have a young family. I am saving to buy a house for the family when we return home. I do not have enough money to buy a house; can I use the interest to help with the purchase of the home? There is no way in my western country that a single income.. More

  • Interest from court judgement Date: 3-11-2000

    I had a court case against a company and the court forced the company to pay me some money plus an interest on that money. Can I take this interest knowing that the court order is less than my right because I did not have enough papers proving my case and because of a mistake made by my lawyer?.. More

  • Eating food of aunt who works at a bank Date: 13-5-2000

    My aunt works in a bank. Is it permissible to eat her food?.. More

  • Taking interest bearing loan to buy house Date: 22-8-1999

    First I would like to say that I have no intention to buy a house, but many people say that taking a loan from banks and paying interest for buying a house in occidental countries when the house is not for commercial purpose is allowed. Can you please clarify this for me? wa jazaqumu ALLAHU khairan WASSALAMU ALAIKUM .. More

  • Had a Bank Loan Date: 9-8-1999

    1 year back I took a loan from a bank here to cover some urgent commitment at that time. Now as I still have 2 years to pay for the loan I regret the decision and read about Riba and how both the bank and I are equally mistaken. According to my reading, I know that the lender should give the extra amount of money paid for interest to Islamic affairs.. More