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What should I do with customers goods forgotten at my shop?

Question: I have a shop and customers sometimes forget to take their parcels kept in the parcel counter. Most times they do not return to claim their parcels probably because they have forgotten which shop they left it at. I keep the parcels for months and years in a storeroom …

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Giving wine as a gift

Question: I work at an auditing firm. After we complete the audit, our firm normally gives the client a small gift for good business relations. It is the senior’s responsibility to deliver the gifts to the client. As I am the senior it is currently my responsibility to deliver the …

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Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood?

Question:   Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood? Answer:   It is recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam partook of a type of huge fish that Allah made available to the Sahabah when they went out on an expedition.  (Sahih al-Bukhari) This denotes that Nabi (Sallallahu …

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Are men allowed to wear diamonds on their rings?

Question:     Are men allowed to wear diamonds on their rings? Answer:   It is permissible for men to wear diamonds on their rings. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 335, Dar Ihya-it Turath al-Arabi)     NB. Males are permitted to wear rings made from only silver and its …

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Is Salaah with urine on the garment valid?

Question: Is Salaah with urine on the garment valid? Answer: Any Najasah (filth) on the clothes should immediately be removed. (Tatarkhaniyyah). However, if one read Salah with urine on the body or clothes then the ruling is as follows:

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Fixing a cash price and a credit price

Question: Whilst dealing with customers, we come across customers that request a quote of a cash price. Generally, if our normal price is R220 for a wheel barrow and the customer generally has the option to pay 30 days from statement. Where a cash price is requested, we would quote …

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Consuming medication that contains alcohol

Question:   I have a medication which is used for pains and flu etc., it is used to inhale for blocked nose etc., it has alcohol in it. Can we use it or not?   Answer: If the alcohol is made from ingredients other than grapes or dates and the …

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Using minerals from the Dead Sea as medication

Question:   A person has very bad psoriasis and has been told that minerals from the Dead Sea can help him. This was purchased from a company in Durban. I need to know whether it is permissible for him to use this product from the Islamic perspective.  Answer:   If …

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