Category Archives: Buying/Selling

Giving Zakat ul-Fitr to the Masjid

The following question was put to a marja`: Is it permissible to maintain masjids with Zakah ul-Fitr or wealth meant for it? The marja`, Imam Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (d. 1371 AH), may Allah be pleased with him, said the following … Continue reading

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Mortgages on Homes

The following question was put to the marja`:  The European Council for Fatwa and Research has declared it permissible to purchase a house using an interest-based loan in non-Islamic countries based on the juristic principle that necessities permit forbidden matters … Continue reading

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Businesses Avoiding Justified Taxes

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum, We live in a European country that has value taxes that are very high. Keeping this in mind, what is the ruling on Muslims here that evade paying the complete … Continue reading

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Carbonated Drinks/Soft Drinks

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum, When it is established with certainty that drinking carbonated drinks/soft drinks is harmful, at that point does drinking them become impermissible? Thank you very much for taking the time to … Continue reading

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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 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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Selling Impermissible Things to Make a Living

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 take … 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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