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Paying off security company with interest money

Question: Kindly advise if interest money can be used to pay a security company which provides armed response. Their fees are rather high and difficult to keep up with. These days the crime rate and the house break ins are very rife and one needs to have the security although …

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Calculating The overs

Question: If at the end of the day when cashing up your business you find extra money in your till, perhaps due to an error by the cashier, eg: you have done sales for R1000.00 but find R1200.00 in your till, what should be done with the extra money? Answer: …

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What can interest money be used for?

Question: 1. What can interest earned from the bank be used for? Can it be used for: The poor (non Muslim and Muslim), Islamic benefit, Paying taxes to the government, Helping poor family members? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. …

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Using Live Bait to Fish

Question: Is it permissible to fish using live bait? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is not permissible to fish using live bait as this causes undue pain and suffering to the creature. You may use artificial bait as …

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The Islamic Perspective of Lay-By

Question: assalaam u alaikum I am looking for an answer on the topic of lay byes in islaam. i searched the ask imaam website and was unable to find anything. please assist me if possible by sending me a link or a write up. shukran Answer: In the Name of …

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Competition where the loser pays

Question and Answer: Q. My golf friends insist on playing a competition where the loser buys lunch. No cash exchanges hands but the loser picks up the bill at the golf course. Is this permissible? A. No. This is not permissible. (Raddul Muhtar, Vol: 6, Pg: 403, Darul Fikr, Tabyeenul …

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Subletting

Q. Respected Mufti Sahib assalmu alaikum can I sublet a premises that I am renting to some one else @ a higher rental? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. It is permissible to sublet property that you are renting …

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Tupperware mystery pack

Question and Answer: Q. Recently, Tupperware, which is a popular container manufacturer, offered a special called the “Summer Surprise”. The offer entailed the purchase of a mystery pack for R230 and the pack will contain Tupperware products to the value of R400 – R500. Many Muslims are purchasing this product …

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Discharging Zakaat with purchased stock

Q. I have closed down my garment and fabric business and am still in possession of stock from same business. Can a fellow muslim who has Zakaat to discharge, purchase some of my stock at CURRENT market prices for distribution of his obligation. If permissable, can I deliver ‘purchased stock’ …

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Is it permissible to purchase MTN Zakhele Shares?

Question:  Would you please clarify if we can purchase shares in the MTN Zakhele BEE offer?  Answer:  The Fatwa Department of the Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) has consulted a number of senior Ulama and reputable organizations with regards to the Zakhele shares that MTN is currently offering and has concluded that …

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