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  • Being Forced To Unjustly Take a Muslim’s Property Date: 4-10-2018

    Assalamu alaikum.If one fears great harm , can one wrong somebody? For example, if one works under a unjust ruler and he orders him to go take somones land unjustly otherwise he will impriosj him or kill him. So can one wrong others in this case?Or the basic principle is that if the harm caused to others is greater than the harm which may come to a.. More

  • Causing ink mark in someone's clothes unintentionally Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was sitting behind someone in a conference once,and he put his arm behind himself and his thawb touched my pen. I moved my pen away immediately, but I saw a small ink mark on his clothes, but I did not tell him because we were in the middle of the lesson and I wanted to tell him afterwards. However, I was not able to get the chance.. More

  • Causing slight damage to property of others Date: 2-1-2018

    I work as a lot associate, and one of my responsibilities is to organize and take all of the carts into the store. I know that in Islam, if we damage someone else's property, we are obliged to pay for it, but what if the damage is extremely minor and minute, to the point that the owner would probably never notice it, unless I explicitly pointed it out.. More

  • Damaging part of tree by mistake Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I was not focused and did not realise what I was doing and broke the edge of a date palm tree's leaf by the roadside. If there any sin on me? What am I to do now? .. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Buyer paid via bank which became bankrupt Date: 3-9-2015

    I am a trader in France and I sold goods to a trader in Algeria. According to custom, I shipped the goods and sent the freight documents to my bank which would in turn send them to the bank of my client. Hence, my client would receive the documents and pay the price of the goods. However, after my client paid the bank, the bank became bankrupt. I became.. More

  • A Muslim is presumed to be the rightful owner of all property in his possession Date: 15-5-2015

    Assalamu alikum,My question is dat-My father took a shop on rent around 15 years ago. An argument arose between landlord and my father, the landlord publicly tried to attack my father after 2 years.some people of area tried to resolve d matter. My father agreed to vacate shop on date decided by people ,my father received an amount around 30 thousands.. More

  • Ruling on damage caused by a domesticated animal to someone's farm Date: 11-5-2014

    Asallam alaikum What does Islam says when someones domestic animal destroys someone's farm? Please Thanks .. More

  • Losing a borrowed book and paying monetary value as compensation Date: 6-3-2014

    Assalaamu 'Aleikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakatuhu, Years ago (as a child) i took a book from school here in the Netherlands (wich i think belongs to the liberary) without them knowing. I repented, but it seems i cant find the book, so i send them money with a letter. Did i right by giving the book back in money or should i buy this book in new? BarakAllaahoefee.. More

  • Impermissibility to do any work relevant to usurpation Date: 4-2-2014

    In the name of Allaah the Most Merciful the ever Merciful. I am a citizen in an Arab country. The state issued regulations that every citizen who owns an extra house must submit it to the state so that the state gives it to homeless people. The house is taken from its owner without his approval and without adequate compensation. The state is not doing.. More