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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Working for Consultancy Firm

Q: If a person works for a consultancy firm, like McKinsey, in the Corporate Finance Practice, would his income be halal? I’ve mentioned a few websites below to give you an idea about McKinsey’s operations in general as well as particularly about Corporate Finance Practice, and, also, I’ve placed a link to let you know […]

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Auditing a Bank

Q: A person is working for an accounting/auditing firm and he has to go and audit a bank. The bank is one of the clients of the firm. Would it be halal to do audit of the bank? Would his income be halal? A: The income derived as an employee of the accounting firm is […]

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Charging for Services

Q: After completing my studies here in the UK I started doing assignments for foreign Arab students on their behalf and I charged a fee for this work. Somebody told me it’s not allowed in Islam because this is cheating. At that time I asked one of the famous Imams after explaining to him that […]

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Studying Actuarial Science

Q: Is it permissible to study actuarial science and work in that field? A: The study of actuarial science is permissible as a science. After receiving a degree in this science, one should use it to earn a lawful income by entering a field that is allowed by Shari’ah. Insurance companies use such qualified people […]

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Working in Bank and Cinema

Q: Please can you clarify the Islamic ruling on working in: 1. Bank; 2. As a cashier in a cinema. 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 […]

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Shaving Beard for Work

Q: Is it permissible to shave the beard for important work? For example: in the energy services to protect the beard from gases in the workplace? A. The Hadeeth clearly states that there is no obedience to the creation if in it lies disobedience to the Creator. (Al Mu’jamul Kabeer V18 P177). You are being […]

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Franchise and Credit Transactions

Q: In terms of a franchise agreement there are certain things a franchisee can and certain things they cant do. A person intends to open a franchise a with a major franchisor but he has observed a few aspects as it stands might not be permissible. There are 3 areas of concern and guidance is […]

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Dishwasher and Non-Halaal Food

Q: I just wanted to know the ruling about dishwasher’s job in a restaurant where non-halal food is being served: Is this job permissible? A. Washing utensils that are impure is permissible, so the income earned for such work is Halaal. It’s permissible for you to work there. And Allah knows best Mufti Siraj Desai

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False Diploma

Q: I have got a job as a Health Inspector, however the position was given to me while I used a falsified diploma. I have been working for five years, I am good at my job, however my wife had four misscariages that made me think of my life and found that maybe I am […]

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