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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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Decorating One’s Business for Christmas

Nasihah (Advice): Imitating A Nation   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, ”Whoever imitates a nation is from among them.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:                 Can Muslim businessmen decorate their shops with christmas trees, santa clause for business? …

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Digital Currency-Bitcoin

Question Assalam o Alaikum,   I want to know nowadays digital currencies are booming and everyone is investing and earning from it. I feel that it is not Halal as it has uncertainity and it is not a physical currency. Many members of my maternal family have invested their money …

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