Working for a Christian Charity

Q: Is a Muslim allowed to work for a Christian Charity? This particular Christian charity works with young people mainly Christians and provides youth work facilities, activities and opportunities. Some of the funding in particular for the outreach work comes from Churches. Other money is from a range of sources. The role involves managing staff […]

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Buying Repossessed Goods

Q: I would like to know if one is permitted to purchase assets from an auction that only keeps bank repossessed goods. A: It will be permissible to purchase bank repossessed goods from an auction. And Allah Knows best Siraj Desai (Mufti)

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Selling Treated Pig Skins

Q: Is selling raw, salted pig skins for the leather industry halal as the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said that any skin that is tanned is pure?                       A: It is true that treated skins of animals become paak or pure and this is mentioned in the hadith,  but this excludes the pig, […]

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Selling Dogs

Q: Are Muslims allowed to sell dogs ? A: It is permissible to sell a dog trained to do specific jobs such as guarding, hunting, etc or which can be trained for such jobs when there is a need. (Raddul Muhtaar 20:294; Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 3:114) It will not be permissible to sell other […]

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Working at a Bank

Q: Are Muslims allowed to work at banks? As tellers, managers, reps who open bank accounts etc. A. Employment at a bank should be avoided because of the interest factor at banks. If one is already working in a bank, then while still working there, alternate employment should be sought. As soon as another job […]

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Turnover Clause

Q: Is a turnover clause permissible in Islam? A: A turnover clause, in terms of which a percentage of turnover made by tenant is paid over to the landlord, is not permissible. If the turnover clause is apart from monthly or yearly rental, then it’s non-permissibility is quite apparent, for a landlord is only entitled […]

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Ceiling for Profit

Q: What’s the maximum profit percentage a businessman can make on items he sells? A. Islam has not stipulated a ceiling for profit. You may add as much profit as you wish. If the items being sold are food, then you should be considerate of the people so that they will be able to afford […]

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Pyramid Schemes

Q: I wanted to find out if the pyramid scheme is halaal. I join the group, pay a fee and recruit people to join. For each person I recruit I get paid. So each person pays and the more people who are under you the more you earn. There are no products involved. A: These […]

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Extra Refund without Till Slip

Q: I bought a sale item from a chain store. I misplaced the sale document. I went to return the item. The store’s procedure is that if you return the item with a purchase slip they refund you what you paid. If you have no proof of purchase, they refund you the price of the […]

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