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  • Selling what one purchased with deferred payment Date: 25-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A company buys a product from a supplier but does not pay that supplier for a month or so but still sells the stock to customers, is this ok given that they seem to be selling what they do not own? I think that this is how Amazon also does business, alongside maybe others. .. More

  • Buying products to sell them for profit Date: 12-10-2016

    I have several questions, may Allaah bless you all: 1. Is it halal in Islam to buy a product(s), have it in your house (in order to have possession of it), and then resell it to someone else with a higher price? Please note that I have not used the products and that I intend to do this as a way of business or earning money. 2. Is permission from.. More

  • Purchasing online from company that insures shipments Date: 5-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholars.Not long ago, I ordered some products online. I paid for the product, and the shipping was included, I later discovered that the company uses an outside insurance company to insure its shipments. In consideration of the ruling that insurance is unlawful in Islam, is there any sin if I keep the item or shop at this company.. More

  • Buying food with VAT Date: 21-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykhs. In some restaurants, there is 15% VAT charged on food items. Is it permissible to buy foods from these restaurants? .. More

  • Selling land before paying its price in full Date: 18-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear scholars. If a person approaches me and proposes to pay the remaining installments of a land allotted to me by a corporation, is that allowed? He would pay me the amount that I had paid for installments plus some additional money. In return, he would be the owner of land instead of me once the installments have been paid. Can.. More

  • Obsessive fear of selling eggs because of salmonella Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from Ethiopia. I suffer from extreme OCD. My big problem now is that I want to start a bussiness, wich is selling chicken eggs, and, as we know, eggs transmit salmonella disease to people. So I fear that if you sell eggs, then you transmit the disease and people might die due to this, and then you will be responsible on the Day.. More

  • Selling goats for grand wedding feasts and to non-Muslims Date: 30-8-2016

    Assalaamu alaikum. A person is selling goats. In his area, the Muslims are not aware of the Sharia of marriage compelling the girl's family to provide a feast in marriage, and many are conducting a grand marriage. So can a goat seller provide goats for this kind of marriages? I heard that a person should pet a goat before slaughtering it for Eid Al-Adhha,.. More

  • Brand name does not affect permissibility of using device Date: 11-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I bought a tea maker from a company called Satori, and I heard that this is a term from another religion, so is it okay to use it? .. More

  • Working for 'print on demand' workshop Date: 9-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know if this business model is halal or not. I work for a print on demand garment workshop, and we work with users who can design their own design (a logo on a t-shirt for example) and then sell them to their customers. When they make a sale, we print the custom clothes and send it to their clients. In return, the.. More

  • Making and selling bed phone holder Date: 22-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am planning to make a product called the zeno bed phone holder or something along those lines. If you search the phrase 'bed phone holder' on google, then there are plenty for sale already. However, the one I am planning to make is better and easier to use. It is a clear transparent shelf that you attach to the wall behind your.. More

  • Selling buffalo pizzle for dog food Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I sell buffalo pizzle for dog food. Is this haram or halal? Please give me a reply in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. Regards. .. More

  • Job candidate giving up his right in return for compensation Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am in the 1:2 selection list (my ranking is 5 out of 20) of a government job in which the candidates are selected through a competitive exam conducted by the governement. There are 10 vacant posts in which 20 candidates are shortlisted through competitive exam and 10 candidates are finalized in the counselling conducted by the authority.. More

  • Selling medical supplies to doctors who treat opposite sex Date: 11-5-2016

    I trade in medical and dental products like examination gloves. I sell these products to all doctors. Some of these doctors are women who treat men, and some are men who treat women. Am I sinful because I sell these things to them even though they may use them in a haram way? Please note that I live in a non-Muslim country. .. More

  • Money obtained from selling store that sells pork and alcohol Date: 6-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykom wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. My father, who is a Muslim, used to own 50% of a store that sold pork and alcohol, and his partner was also Muslim. He sold the business a while back but kept the property. His partner used to pay my father monthly rent. Now the property is up for sale and my dad is going to sell it. I now live with.. More

  • Buying or keeping yearbook Date: 17-3-2016

    Is buying or owning a yearbook allowed? .. More