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Interest (Riba ) Loan

  Detail: I am unable to decide on a disturbing issue.  as follows.  Please help me in taking that decision My father has taken a loan of Rs 6 lac from a bank on the condition that the loan with interest be repaid in monthly installments to be deducted from …

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Status of one’s earnings during Jumuah Salaah time.

Question I need some clarity on the Masa’lah of allowing one’s business to remain open at the time of Jumu’ah, either run by one’s wife or non-Muslim staff. The Shariah ruling – Halal status of one’s earnings during that period. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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Workplace Hours

  Nasihah (Advice): Verbal trusts   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “If a man says something and then departs, it is a trust.” (meaning the information should not be divulged in a manner he would not consent to.) (Abu Dawood)   _________________________________   Question and Answer:   Mufti Saheb, …

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Zakaat on pension fund withdrawal

    Question   i intend leaving my employer at the end of the year for another employment, inshAllah.  How do I calculate my pension fund withdrawal. I have been working at my current employer for 4.5 years. Should i calculate 2.5% on my withdrawal amount or should i work …

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Responsibility of stolen money

Nasihah (Advice): Truthfulness   Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Abstain from that which causes you doubt for that which does not cause you doubt. For surely, truthfulness brings peace of mind and falsehood causes constant doubt.” (Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. I work as a manager in …

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Responsibility for a cancelled ticket

  Nasihah (Advice): Returning dues   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “On the day of resurrection, rights (and dues) will most certainly have to be fulfilled to their rightful recipients. So much so that retribution will be taken from a horned goat in favour of a hornless goat (as …

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Investing in gold and silver as long-term investments

Question: I was speaking to a friend regarding investments and the security that GOLD has to offer. I cited the example that in the 1980’s, when I was employed by the bank, a Kruger Coin cost about R80.00 a coin. Today, the price of a Kruger Coins (or Mandela Coins) …

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SMS Competitions

Question: In the celebration of Women’s Day, Spar is offering a R150 OFF pamper voucher. In order to qualify, one has to only send an sms charged at R1.50. Normal sms rates and free sms’s do not apply. Is it permissible to participate in such an offer?   Answer   …

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Online Forex Trading

Question? Is it permissible to trade Forex(online)? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh. The issue of online Forex trading was discussed in the Jameeatul Muftieen meeting which comprises of twelve senior Muftis of South Africa. After analyzing the details provided, …

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