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QnA Snapshots: Keeping business open on a Jummuah

Q: Allah SWT says in Al Quraan: O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salah (prayer) on the day of Friday (Jumu’ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allah [Jumu’ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salah (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing), that …

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Taking payout from insurance company

Question Slms in 2012 i purchased a brand new car, before taking possession of the car i was required to take out insurance. (South African law) In 2018 my car got stolen. The insurance company “bought” the stolen car from me for market value of 91000.00 minus access of 30000. …

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Can I use interest money to pay off my student loan?

Question Using interest money clarification In fatwa #39618 I asked a question regarding using my credit cards interest money for assisting me pay back the interest loan. I am letting the interest accumulate (but i still have no control to stop it) and in fact, I am trying to maximize …

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Do I have to own an asset for a whole year before paying Zakaat?

Nasihah (Advice): Zakaat on Trading Stock   Sayyiduna Samurah Bin Jundub Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ordered us to pay the Sadaqah (Zakaat) on whatever (stock) we intended for trade.” (Abu Dawood) ________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Aslm. I am confused about something regarding my zakaat. Say for purpose of explanation, …

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Land Expropriation

Nasihah (Advice): Compensating people Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhuma reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “If anyone asks you refuge for Allah’s sake, give him refuge, and if anyone asks you (for something) for Allah’s sake, give him.” Sahl and Sulaiman said: If anyone calls you, respond to him. …

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Can a fee be charged for the cancellation of a lay-by?

Nasihah (Advice): Reciprocating a gift   Sayyidatuna Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would accept gifts and he would give something in return. (Abu Dawood)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Assalamualaikum Respected Mufti. Kindly advise as to whether a fee can be charged upon a cancellation …

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Software designing for a betting site

Question Assalam o alaikum! I am a software engineer by profession. I can develop websites, design graphics or code applications. I have been working with a client from Australia. In Australia there are many firms like Sportsbet, Bet365 etc. which allow betting on sports mainly horse racing, cricket, rugby etc. …

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Can women treat men?

Question I have a question about my profession. I am not sure if it is unacceptable islamically. I am a dermal and laser expert. I offer treatments like micro needling, IPL hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Is this professional ok to do on men? For example hair removal on back …

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Is it permissible to sell stock not in my possession?

Question As-Salaam-Alaikum, My question is regarding selling stock that  i do not own. I have a small ecommerce business , on this business i want to list items for example i want to list a pair of shoes. I do not have the shoes in stock so when some one …

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When does it become impermissible to buy and sell on Jumuah

Question: Assalamualikum, Can I buy Lunch token after 1st azan of Jumma? What are things which i can buy/sell after 1st azan of Jumma? Jazakallukhairan (Question posted as received) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is not permissible for …

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