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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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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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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Designing a Website

Q: Will it be permissible to design a website for a company that delivers food? The food will most probably be haraam I assume. A: A website is a means of advertising a company’s products and facilitating the sale and delivery of its products. The one who designs and creates such a website will be […]

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Error in Retrenchment Package

Q: My company offered me a voluntary retrenchment packages last year. To calculate our packages they used the number of years worked at the company. With me it was complicated as I was seconded/ temporarily transferred there not permanent initially. I only went permanent a year later at that company. So when they asked us […]

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Manager taking Extra Money

Q: In a business where the majority is owned by the father, is it permissible for a son who is a manager to take more money that is above his stipulated salary without permission? A. The business belongs to the father and not the son. The son is merely working there and receives a salary. […]

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Sustenance being Predetermined

Q: The amount of money a person receives is written and predetermined, so does that mean you get that same amount whether it’s in a halal or haraam way? For example you gamble and win £30, so if that £30 was written for you then would you have got the same amount in a halal […]

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