Todays Issues

Todays Issues
1st February 2020

Capital punishment

Adultery is a great sin in islam that requires a capital punishment of stoning. My question is as follows

For the sin to be forgiven by Allah(SWT) is it necessary for the sinner to surrender himself in an islamic country where rajm is administered to the authorities to be stoned or even if he sincerely repents from the sin, conceals his sin, commits that he will not repeat the sin and does not tell anyone Allah(SWT) will forgive him or he/she has to be punished
Todays Issues
30th December 2019

Penalty fee for 0% financing

As salamu alaikum,

I wanted to finance a laptop with 0% interest a month. The contract says that if you don't pay in a month, you have to pay interest as a penalty. Can I enter into such a contract?
Todays Issues
26th December 2019

Is working in Software company permissible

Assalamualaikum,

I have a query, is working in Software company, on a project of client which is mortgage bank permissible?
I want reference from sahih hadees, please help me with this.
Santander technology is the bank in this case.
Todays Issues
24th December 2019

Adopting brother Kid

AOA,

I have been married for 10 years and don't have kids. Can I adopt the kid (infant ) of my brother

I'm from Pakistan and living in Canada. To bring the infant kid legally in Canada, all the documentation will be in my name as father of the kid.
Kindly clarify if it is allowed as per Islamic rules.
Furthermore, would it be necessary for my wife (in case of boy) to do Hijab/Parda from the my nephew in future.
Jazak Allah
Todays Issues
13th November 2019

Accepting a job at a conventional bank

ASSALAAM-U-ALAIKUM

I AM INTO PAYMENTS DOMAIN(ATM,QR CODE, PAYTM, POS MACHINES) , THESE SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE INTERESTS AT ALL. Now i am about to accept a role of manager at a conventional bank to handle these services would this be haram or halal.

This is urgent i have only today
Todays Issues
4th November 2019

Is wearing Titanium ring allowed in Islam

Are men allowed to wear titanium ring? or which ring (materials) are allowed for us to wear in Islam? Is wearing titanium ring can bring any misfortune to us? Seeking guidance. JazakAllah hu khair.
Todays Issues
13th September 2019

USING OF CHAIRS FOR FARD NAMAZ IN MASAAJID

ASSALAAMOU'ALAIKOUM WA RAHMATOULLAH
Respected Mufti/Maulana Sahab,
My question is as follows:
-Where should those who sit on chairs to read farz namaz with the jama'at place the chairs. Should the chairs be placed on either extremity of the swaf OR should they be placed together with other muswallis praying standing?
-Does someone sitting separate benefit from the jamaa'at?
WASSALAAM.






Todays Issues
14th July 2013

Facoring Halal or Haraam

Factoring Halal or Haraam?
Todays Issues
7th March 2013

Unmarried woman living with parents who provide ill-gotten funds and provisions

Assalamu'alaikum brother,


I am a female, unmarried student in the UK and am 20 years old.


My question is regarding income. My father works full-time but does not tell the government about this, in order to receive certain state welfare. This is obviously wrong and haram. My mother knows about this and is fine with it. I've tried to talk to them about moving away from such things, but to no avail.


However, though they receive some welfare through their deception, they also receive some welfare that they are genuinely eligible for, regardless of work (though they still lie about their income on this form too).
So my parents' income comprises of my father's wages (halal) plus the benefits they can genuinely receive (though still lied for but do truly meet the criteria for it); and also of the welfare received through utter deception and which they do not qualify for at all in actual fact. So it is about half haram, half halal, give or take.


My question is: is it permissible for me, a young and unmarried woman, to eat from the food and use the provisions that my parents provide through these funds, as I must live with my parents? I don't know if I have to support myself in this case. I do receive student finance, a non-repayable interest free grant, and also work part-time. I cannot move out of home until I am married and don't know how I can constantly refuse to eat what my parents provide or not use the provisions in the home funded by this wealth, ie. gas/electricity.


I look forward to your response brother and will be truly grateful for it. You will be in my duahs. Jazak'Allahu khairun immensely for your time and efforts.


Wasalam.
Todays Issues
7th March 2013

Deception and funding

Assalamu'alaikum,

I am a female, unmarried student in the UK and am 20 years old.

Before starting university, I filled in a student financing form in order to receive a non-repayable student grant (approximately £1000 every 3 months of the academic year) and a tuition fees loan.

In the process of this application, I had to declare my parents' 'taxable income'. My mother does not work so her's is £0. However, my father does earn a taxable income, but does not disclose this to the government in order to receive certain state welfare money. So on the form, I had to fill in that he earns £0 of taxable income, though this is untrue. Regardless of this, I am still genuinely eligible for the student funding as my father does not earn over £26,000. So whether I typed £0 or his true income, I still would have received it.

I had to do this, as not doing so would have gotten my father into a lot of trouble. Plus, my father sat with me as I filled the form in. The funds given to me help to pay for my transport costs, lunch, clothing, stationary etc. I also work part-time but try to save my wages and use my student grant to fund my day-to-day life.

My question is: is it wrong for me to use this student grant money to fund myself, as I had to lie on the application form because of my father, not because I wanted to, and must I return the money that I have already used? I really don't want the money if it is not lawful for me, I need to find out first though!

I look forward to your response. You will be in my duahs. Jazak'Allahu khairun immensely for your time and efforts.

Wasalam.
Todays Issues
6th December 2012

Common issues prevalent in masaajid comittees

Assalaamualaykum Warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh

I'd be very grateful if you could kindly answer the following questions.


It is a prevalent practice in many masaajid that operate under a committee system, that they finance the running of the masjid from funds collected as "Membership/Ramadhaan Fund". The amount is stipulated in a public meeting annually, then the committee collect this fee from each individual. Within this regard I have some questions.

1.
Will this fee that is given be regarded as nafl sadaqa?

2.
Upon occasion the committee members will demand the payment from the individuals,

(a)
(i)
If the person does not give the money wholeheartedly and holds reservations (for example personal circumstances compel him to unwillingly part with wealth which he may wish to use elsewhere), but is bound to give it due to the pressure imposed on him, is it permissible for the masjid committee members to accept that money?

(ii)
Zakaat becomes compulsory depending on circumstances, but the committee does not consider individual circumstances, instead they have an age criteria, and whoever is over that age must pay the fee. Is this type of threshold that they set permissible?

b)
(i)
Some masaajid committees use many techniques to derive this money from their members, committee members will talk ill of that person in public who hasn't paid, saying "such a person didn't give his fee", or they will ridicule him in their private official meetings is this permissible? Should such people even be allowed to manage with the affairs of the masjid who cannot hold confidential information a secret?

(ii)
Others use another technique to indirectly "name and shame" those individuals who don't pay their annual fund, they achieve this by displaying a public notice board of the every members name and details, displaying which member has made his payment or not. Is this permissible?

(iii)
If a person is not liable to give zakaah, can he be in anyway compelled to give such a fee?

c)
Also please can you comment on the. following: a rule which these committees make, that only those who come from a particular country may become a member (eg only those whose ethnic origin is "indian" are allowed to be masjid members)

(i) those who are affiliated or whose family roots are from another country aren't allowed to be members. What is the shar'ee ruling in this regard?

(ii) some go to the extent of not even allowing children (whose family background is from another country eg Bangladeshi or Pakistani) to attend the maddrassa that is operated by the masjid management. Are they allowed to use such a discriminative law?

3.
(i)
A masjid is having a construction project, to pay for this they demand each member of the masjid to pay a certain amount eg. A masjid undertakes a contruction project of £1,000,000 to finance this they hold a public meeting in which they decide that each member must pay £2,500 in the form of lillah. Is a committee allowed to take such steps in compelling each individual to pay?

(ii)
Some committee members even say if a person does not make his contribution towards the project, they will not support him at the time of death when the ghusl facilities are needed. These ghusl facilities are masjid property. Please comment.

4.
I have always been under the impression that a person who does not have a shar'ee beard, or whose trousers dangle below his ankles is a faasiq, is it permissible for such people to become in charge of the management of a masjid/madrassa when righteous God fearing people are present?

In the case of the above mentioned people if they do become committee members, are they in any way granted permission to make rulings in regards to shar'ee masaa'il?

It is prevalent that when there is such a great dispute in shar'ee masaa'il the committee will always opt for the easiest one, not taking the view of their very own Imaam (as he will take the more precautious view, or according to him he dissagrees with another fatwa) are the committee allowed to override the Imaam's view, and by ignoring it, follow their own whims and establish a certain practice based on another Mufti's view, e.g. video streaming?

Can you please advise what type of people should become masjid committee members?


Finally, what do you advise me to do in regards to adhereing to such policies with me being a musallee of a masjid which is managed by such a committee.

Jazakallahu Khaira
Todays Issues
3rd November 2012

Is it permissible in invest?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim,
As salaam aliakum wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuh,

I would to know is it is permissble to open and share account? The share account is an investment in a credit uniion where you collect dividends on one share of ownership in the credit union.
Todays Issues
24th October 2012

Forex Trading

Is Forex Trading is allowed in Islam.
Forex Trading is Currency Trading on Internet where you trade on margin and leverage mechanism..
Todays Issues
24th October 2012

Investing in Shares and mutual funds

Salaam alai kum,

Is Investing in Shares and mutual funds allowed in Islam.

Thanks
Todays Issues
24th October 2012

Investment in secondary share

Is Investment in secondary share market allowed.
Todays Issues
24th October 2012

Finance

Is share business halal or haaram? Mamun, Dhaka
Todays Issues
24th October 2012

Money aquired from investment

If somebody entrusts you with some money, for example £1000. they have not borrowed the money to you but have just given it to you for safe keeping.

Can I Invest that money in Halal finance, and benefit from the profits? Or does the money earned through profit have to be given to the rightful owner? Can you please advise!
Todays Issues
3rd October 2012

Forex/share/commodities Trading on Internet

As-salaam Alikum,

Please let us know the ruling about the forex / share or commodities trading over internet.

I have recently open an account to do trading with www.igindex.co.uk and www.fxcm.co.uk, Is this kind of trading or any income from it is allowed by shariah?

Please guide us to follow the command of Allah and his Rasool in this matter.
Jazak Allah,
Todays Issues
11th September 2012

Rent & Refundable deposit on flat

We own a flat in India with a market value of 5 Million Indian Rupees(INR). Are we allowed to rent it out to a tenant for a period of 1 year with the following contract -
1. Rent INR 10000 per month
2. Parking & Maintenance INR 2000 per month
3. Refundable security deposit INR 1 Million.
Todays Issues
24th February 2012

HOSPITAL HANDLING HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIMS

We are Inshallah starting a private hospital in India.About 50% of patients we treat (muslims and non muslims)are expected to have a conventional health insurance card either as individual policy or policy via their employer to cover health and sickness.
Q1.Are we allowed to treat patients who present to our hospital with such conventional health insurance cards.We are not involved in selling such health insurance policies(which involve riba,gambling and gharar) but obviously we have to send claims to their respective health insurance companies who in turn pay us.We have to enter into a contract with the insurance companies to treat their patients cashless and later present claims.To get paid we have to install their administrative software,hardware etc in order to process claims.There are at least 15such companies in the market--(all of them conventional and none practising islamic takaful principles) and we should enter into contracts with most of them as we dont know which patient turns up at our doors.AS A HOSPITAL ARE WE ALLOWED TO ACCEPT SUCH PATIENTS AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH CONVENTIONAL INSURANCE COMPANIES TO TREAT THEIR PATIENTS.