3144 fatwas

  • Buying a house on a loan Date: 1-1-2002

    I've read some questions about Riba in this website, and when I saw Fatwa no. 84041. I really got scared. My family came to the U.S about 4 years ago, and the only way we could get a house was taking a loan, and then repaying that loan, of course, with interest. Now I know that this is Haram, but what were we suppose to do? If we had rented an apartment,.. More

  • Company Arranged Loan for Purchase of Home Date: 15-12-2001

    My company is a multinational foreign based company involved in oil and gas exploration and production in Pakistan. My company authorizes its employees to get certain amount of loan only for purchase of home from any loan-providing institution (bank or any other) as per amount sanctioned by company. These institutions (banks etc.) provide loan to employees.. More

  • Wanting to buy house with interest Date: 13-12-2001

    I have a question about buying a house. Situation: I live in Holland, two of my daughters study dental medicine in a city two hours away from our house. They spend daily four hours traveling. It's very difficult to find a rent house and to pay it. The girls refused to borrow money from the university, because of interest, following your Fatwa before. I.. More

  • In Haram business with brothers who denied his rights Date: 13-12-2001

    I am doing gold jewelry business in partnership with my brothers who are 20 years older than I and took care of me since my father's death when I was nine. My brothers have not given me legal partnership rights because I don't have a male child. They have been borrowing money on interest. I have tried my best to stop this Haram, but they do not listen.. More

  • Working for Company Which Service Banks, Insurance Companies Date: 3-12-2001

    I intend to start working for a company in the computer science field and I could be asked to provide services to clients such as banks or insurance companies. What is the view of Islam for such jobs, i.e. providing service to banks which deal with RIBA or insurance? .. More

  • Auditor for Company with Bank Clients; Investor in Public Company with non-Islamic Bank Date: 3-12-2001

    I am working as an auditor for a big company and part of our clients are banks, we audit banks and other institutions and as we all know that these banks are working on interest basis. So I want your opinion about the audit of these banks and can we generalize this opinion for other institutions like casinos and lottery agencies. Question 2 is related.. More

  • Free shares from a bank and how to dispose of them Date: 20-11-2001

    I live in England, I have a bank account which gave me some free shares. I've had these shares for a number of years, the price has changed regularly. I've never sold them or benefited from them financially, but I've begun to consider whether I was required to pay Zakah on them. If I pay Zakah on them, do I pay Zakah for all the missed years since.. More

  • Wants to Take an Interest Loan to Start Business Date: 17-11-2001

    I want to start a business for which I need a fair amount of money. I need to do the business as I am unemployed and not finding any job as there is a great job crisis in India and especially for a Muslim. Since I need money for which I intend to apply for loan from our government. If I get it then it is okay otherwise I have to look for other sources... More

  • Driving people to Haram places Date: 17-11-2001

    I'm a car driver. I pick up a lot people from everywhere and drive them to clubs, bars, etc. Is this permitted in Islam?.. More

  • Purchasing car on Installment Date: 13-11-2001

    1. What is the Shariah ruling on purchasing items (such as car) by installment? Can this type of transaction be considered as usury (Riba)?2. What conditions should a Muslim meet before taking a loan?.. More

  • Men in "men only" restaurants Date: 1-11-2001

    Is it permitted for men to go to restaurants not for women?.. More

  • Working where tobacco is sold Date: 22-10-2001

    Assalamu Alaikum Is it halal to work in a grocery store that sells tobacco products but everything it sells is Halal?.. More

  • Investing in companies which occasionally deal with banks Date: 18-10-2001

    Is it allowed to trade in shares of companies whose main business is Halaal (like computers) but deal with banks by taking interest and loans from time to time? Is it allowed to trade in the shares of such companies if I do not intend to take any profit from the dividends? I will only take trading profit (profit from buying and selling the shares.. More

  • Working in Hotel Where Alcohol Is Sold Date: 16-10-2001

    I work in hotel in Dubai as visa officer that means I make visa for the guest who want to come to Dubai but the problem is after 6 month (now finish this 6 month) I have to make a residence visa for the people who work in the hotel (as a promotion I become a puplic relation officer ( PRO) and some of them are work in the bar. My question: is my work.. More

  • Inheritance from Kafir relative Date: 16-10-2001

    My maternal grandmother died recently and she was a Kafir and only my mother among her children is a Muslim. She died and left a lot of wealth without a will. The Kenyan secular law states that all the surviving children are lawful inheritors and all of them have to avail themselves to the relevant authorities for division of the deceased's wealth and.. More