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  • Spending Riba-based interests on one’s personal affairs Date: 4-2-2014

    As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum. I gained 46,000 as interest on invested money at a Riba-based bank. Now I deeply regret having done that and want to repent to Allaah for this deed. Should I pay that amount in charity? If I do not own this sum of money now, should I borrow it? If it happens that I have this amount of money in the future, should I pay it in.. More

  • Riba-based borrowing is not necessary in such a case Date: 3-2-2014

    I am a young man who has been engaged for three years through a valid marital contract, meaning that my fiancée is my lawful wife according to Sharee‘ah. My fiancée and I were in seclusion that resulted in pregnancy. She has been pregnant for a month. Now, I want us to get married (hold a wedding ceremony) as soon as possible in order to avoid the.. More

  • The excess in price in this manner is a back door to Riba Date: 3-2-2014

    I bought a car through the Islamic bank. I asked for a sum that is higher than the price of the car in order to handle some important affairs with the extra sum of money. Is this act permissible under Sharee‘ah? Please advise. May Allaah Reward you... More

  • Taking a present that comes with the bought item is not riba Date: 30-1-2014

    Are the free services provided upon buying an item, such as giving the person a bottle of perfume and an extra item with it for free, considered Riba?.. More

  • Company paying interest changes not the ruling Date: 30-1-2014

    As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Is it unlawful to buy a car on loan, given that the car is necessary in my work? Having no car will result in definite harm. It should be known that the company will pay the interest of the loan and I will not bear any loss. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Ruling on cancelling part of the debt in return for immediate payment of another part Date: 9-1-2014

    In the Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful. May Allaah Bless your efforts and Reward you. My question is: I am a merchant and have a store, and a client takes commodities from me on credit, and his debt has risen to 40,000 dollars. He repays in installments and takes goods on a weekly basis. One day, I needed 10,000 dollars and said.. More

  • Her husband is angry with her because of a loan she took before converting to Islam Date: 13-8-2013

    I have an old debt that my husband is unhappy with. I have sold a house and lost a lot of money on it, it happened before I was married. he thinks I lied about it because I was not done with it later than I thought due to interest rates that rose to the double. he does not trust me now, I have shown him my account so he could see it was true what I.. More

  • An item that involves Riba in PayPal and Alipay user agreement Date: 28-6-2013

    Assalamo alikom When I read PayPal and Alipay user aggrement I found thoes items are not clear to me: PayPal 4.1 Balances. If you hold a balance, PayPal will hold your funds in pooled accounts separate from its corporate funds, and it will not use your funds for its operating expenses or for any other corporate purposes. PayPal will not voluntarily.. More

  • Taking a Riba-based student loan does not affect consequent job Date: 18-2-2013

    As salamu alaikum, i hv taken a loan for my graduation, will my job based on graduation be haraam & i work in a US based research company which deals in debt and my job profile also include finding terms and conditions of debt/ bonds, is anyone of the above cases is haraam??? .. More

  • Impermissible to help a non-Muslim deal in Riba Date: 29-1-2013

    Salam Alaykum shaykh. I have a friend ho have accepted islam not long ago. He asks if it is allowed for him that his father who is not a muslim, buys a house With a loan based on ribaa. And then my friend will buy the house from his father by monthly installement,wihtout ribaa? .. More

  • Riba is prohibited in all its forms whatever its benefits may be Date: 29-1-2013

    As-Salaamualaikum Sheikh / Scholars, All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. What’s the ruling on the below two different person (A & B). If they both are from Lower middle class family.. More

  • He regrets using uncovered credit card Date: 10-1-2013

    Assalamoualaikoum, I had to rent a shop to sell some items. i needed to pay 2 months advance to the owner to cover the eventuality i close the shop and go away without notice. plus 1 month advance for the current month. I ran short of money because of delay in receiving money from contracts and in order to get the shop, i resorted to my credit card.. More

  • Depositing a rent guarantee in a Riba-based account Date: 30-11-2012

    BISMILLAH Assalamu 'alaikum Before I became a muslim I rented a flat in which I live until now. The condition from the renter was to take from me a guarantee-deposit. This guarantee-deposit is stored in a riba-based account in the bank until I move out from my flat someday. Now as a muslim I asked the renter to stop the account and to store the.. More

  • Disposing of Riba incurred from a mandatory provident fund Date: 16-6-2012

    company's (where i am working) mandatory policy is to cut the 10% of the basic of the employees salary. After at least 25 years of service they return it to the employee with some benefit. Benefit comes to investing in fixed deposits in conventional banks. Is it halal for the employee to take the extra benefit of the Provident fund as the company.. More

  • 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