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  • Spending money kept as trust Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that my friend give me some money as a trust, and then I spend from that money as I am in need while I know that I can give him back his money in full within a short period. Am I sinful in that case? .. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ruling on what neighbors borrow from each other Date: 3-9-2015

    My neighbor always asks me to lend her things, saying, for example, “Lend me bread, lend me eggs, and so on.” Then, she does not return what she took. Rather, she continues to ask for things in the same way, and this happened tens of times, knowing that our financial conditions are similar. 1- Does she commit a sin for borrowing things without.. More

  • Trustee not liable for loss or damage if not at fault Date: 8-11-2014

    A person given responsibility to collect money from an office/bank is robbed at the point of collection, the owner of the money is now at a loss. Can the owner ask for compensation from the collector, is the collector liable for negligence by default, due to the responsibility given to him or should the owner accept the loss with no questions asked. .. More

  • Permissibility of government contribution to a child's college fund Date: 11-5-2014

    Salm alkm.i would like to know if the government contribution towards the savings of a child's college fund is RIBA. They say if you open up an account for college savings they deposit for you $500 per year and they also give you 25 percent of what you save per year. Should we consider it permissible or no? .. More

  • Disposing of the trust must be according to the conditions Date: 2-2-2014

    I am a treasurer in a company. Is it permissible for me to benefit from the money in my trust along with protecting it without my employer's permission? .. More

  • Investing an entrusted sum of money Date: 18-11-2012

    AOA, One of my friends gave me some money as "Amanat" to be returned back to him on demand. I put this money in my Bank account. Sir, what about the profit on this amount? Can I retain it with me or I have to pay to my friend along with original amount whenever he demands it? Thanks... .. More

  • His friend denied the amount of money he had given him as a trust Date: 6-8-2010

    Assalamu Alikom Brothers while I was outside my country I met an old friend, we talked about the idea of having a company in the area of exporting and importing, and before I returned home I gave him ten thousand dollars ( 2X 5000k pack) just incase he needed them to start the company with.and after one year he could not establish the company so I called.. More

  • Her aunt died after giving her golden bangles to her Date: 17-6-2010

    Assalamualikum Please advise me on the following in light of Islam: My mom (who passed away last year)lost her both parents when she was a child. Her paternal aunty looked after her. This aunt of my mom have no relatives.My mom had gifted her aunt four gold bangles. When i was there for vacation this time, I took these bangles from her, with her permission.. More

  • Do not dispose of the trust except with the permission of its owner Date: 3-5-2010

    Assalaamu alaikum, Recently someone left this country and left me in charge of some of their possessions, as well as giving me some to keep. Included were many cassettes of Quran recitation, some of them are very old and therefore the quality is very poor, and some of them the tape is damaged in places, therefore I don't want to listen to these particular.. More

  • A borrowed motor got damaged Date: 24-6-2009

    Assalaam Alykum, I have borrowed a motor driven item from one of my friend while using it the motor got damaged(Burn off) Am I entitle to reimburse my friend for it? What if my friend wants a replacement of it? Is shariah allow one to claim replacement of the damaged item? Jazaak Allah Khair.. More