3123 fatwas

  • Making items for non-Muslims occasions Date: 27-2-2001

    I carve and engrave on glass, marble, and wood. Is it halal for me to make gift items to be sold during Christmas, valentine's day, birthday, New Year, and any other occasions that Kafirs celebrate. I do not draw humans, birds, or animals, because I know it is Haram for us to draw living creatures' pictures. I only draw roses, plants, and write words.. More

  • Dealing with untrustworthy businessmen Date: 26-2-2001

    A dear brother of mine (I'll call him Ali) has a business decision to make but I am not sure as a Muslim if he should do it or not. I don't trust my Islamic knowledge so I need to get an opinion from a Knowledgeable Muslim before I can advise on the Islamic merits of the business decision. The business decision is profitable no doubt. These are the.. More

  • Group Life Insurance Beneficiary Policy Date: 19-2-2001

    I have a serious issue relating to Group Life Insurance Beneficiary Policy, my company pays, on my behalf, the required amount to Life Insurance and we are required to complete a form stating the required beneficiaries in case of death of an employee during duty hours. Are such policies allowed in Islam? What does the Quran and Hadeeth say about this?.. More

  • Medical Insurance in Islam Date: 15-2-2001

    Today most of the organizations provide total medical coverage to the employees. For this, they pay a certain amount (annually) on behalf of each employee to the medical insurance company; they have their contract with. Is it permissible for Muslim employees to avail of such services? As far as I understand, any type of insurance is prohibited in.. More

  • Entertainers and their Earnings Date: 15-2-2001

    What are the Islamic rulings on the Muslim who works as a 'Pop Singer', their income from cassette, cd, video selling also their income from performing on stage witnessed by thousands of people (mixing men and women) without covering their aurah (female singer) and male singer performing like the western singers. Also about Muslim working as the producer.. More

  • Delivering Pizza Containing Pork Date: 4-2-2001

    I work in resturant delivering pizza to the home of customers. Somtimes it will be pizza with pigmeat. Is it Halal for me to deliver such food? .. More

  • Bank loan Date: 15-1-2001

    I am a businessman. I would like to know if I can take a loan from the bank to promote my export trade, otherwise I cannot compete with traders in the same field who have much more finance than I?.. More

  • Taxes on house Date: 15-1-2001

    When buying a new house the municipality takes fees of registration (up to 5 % of the house cost). Is it possible not to tell them the real cost figure (lower price) so as to pay less registration fee? Is this fee considered as MOX (tax) which is Haram to gather from Muslims?.. More

  • Insurance broker Date: 6-1-2001

    Dear Shaikh, I work as an insurance broker for a lot of insurance companies and gain my income from the commission that these insurance companies give me in return for selling their insurance policies. 1 - is there any "Shobha" (doubt) in this kind of work ?2 - Can I sell insurance policies to hotels, clients that import "Haram goods", like pork, alcoholic.. More

  • Inherited business having bank dealings Date: 6-1-2001

    If you inherit a company from someone and the company uses bank money which deals with interest and you cannot stop that, and are unable to go to an Islamic bank for some time (say 4 years) should you close the company, sell it, or keep it until you can change to an Islamic bank?.. More

  • Bank loan Date: 6-1-2001

    I am an Arabic citzen. In my counry when you want to build a house, you can ask for a loan from the bank. When you receive the money, you receive an amount less than you requested, but when you want repay the loan, you pay the original amount you requested. For instance, if you apply for a loan of 30,000 dinar, you will receive only 25,000 dinar, but.. More

  • Borrowing from bank to buy a house Date: 3-1-2001

    I am a converted Muslim. I have money invested in my home country and earn interest on this money. I have a young family. I am saving to buy a house for the family when we return home. I do not have enough money to buy a house; can I use the interest to help with the purchase of the home? There is no way in my western country that a single income.. More

  • Distributing One’s Wealth As One Wishes Date: 1-1-2001

    Are there any restrictions on a Muslim distributing his wealth as he pleases during his life? The money consists of our father's own earnings and the earnings of his sons who lived together with him. The father in his lifetime distributed his property unequally among two sons, saying that their earnings were not equal. Can one brother, in the father's.. More

  • Investing in stocks, bonds or mutual funds Date: 1-1-2001

    What are Islam's view about investing in stocks, bonds or mutual funds?.. More

  • Life Insurance Date: 1-1-2001

    I would like to ask ABOUT THE INSURANCE ON THE LIFE, fOR EXAMPLE YOU PAY MONTHLY 1000 and WHEN YOU REACH 60 YEARS OLD OR WHEN YOU DIE YOU WILL BE GIVEN 1 MILLION DOLLARS. SO WHAT IS THE HUKUM HERE? JAZAKM ALLAH KAIR.. More