Category Archives: Economy

Zakah on Jewelry

The following question was asked of a marja`: Is Zakah due on gold that is in the form of jewelry and what is the minimum amount required for zakah to be due? How should I go about calculating the minimum … Continue reading

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Giving Charity to the People of the Book

The following question was asked of a marja`: What are the limitations and strictures in the Revealed Law in relation to giving charity to the poor among the People of the Book? Are the limitations in the Revealed Law for … Continue reading

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Rulings that Appear Islamic But Actually Serve the West

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم   By Imam Muḥammad Saʿīd Ramaḍān al-Būṭī[1]  Translated by Mahdi Lock   I don’t know of any matter in the religion that provokes more awe in the soul when it is approached and is more conducive … Continue reading

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Specifying an Endowment

A question was put to the marja`: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate My question is this: There is a piece of land that was given as an endowment, but we do not know the intention made … Continue reading

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The Islamic State, Caliphate and Khilafah

A grand meeting was convened in Egypt – referred to as the Body of Religious Knowledge in Egypt for the Research into the Matter of the Khilafah and Preaching and the Meeting was for the entire Muslim world on behalf … Continue reading

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Sayyid Qutb and the Muslim Brotherhood

The Imam and Shaikh, Hasan Ma’mun,[1] head of Al-Azhar, made the following query to a marja`: What do we understand about Sayyid Qutb and his works, particularly Milestones (Ar. Ma`alam Fit-Tariq)? The answer given by the marja`, Imam Muhammad `Abdul … Continue reading

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Giving Interest from the Bank to the Poor

The following query was put to the marja`: What is the ruling on putting one’s money in a bank in order for that wealth to bear interest and then in turn give that to the poor and near relatives?   … Continue reading

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Conducting Transactions with A Bank

The following question was put forward by one of the Muslims of Kazan, Russia by the name of `Abdul Karim ibn Damanla Muhammad Sadiq al-`Uthmani al-Qarghali on the date of 12 Dhul Hijjah 1331 AH: Is it permissible to conduct … Continue reading

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