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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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Resale of SWC tickets (Jamiat TVL)

Question:  I have purchased tickets to some games of the upcoming world cup. Am I allowed to sell them after adding a mark up? The rules of the seller state that this is not allowed. Answer:   In the enquired scenario, after purchasing a ticket, it will only be permissible …

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Can a Muslim do designing for a liquor store or nightclub?

Question: I’d just like to find out is it permissible for a Muslim man to do designing for liquor store’s or night clubs? If the answer is no then could you please give me a valid reason. Answer: Liquor stores and night clubs are dens of sin and Haraam activities. …

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