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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Working as Audit Manager

Q: I have a job offer as an audit manager in Saudi. I may be required to audit banks, insurance companies and hotels. Is this permissible or should I decline the job? A: It is our understanding that banks and insurance companies in Saudi Arabia do not indulge in transactions of riba or interest. In […]

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Buying Export Goods

Q: Can one buy export goods which have not been exported? Is it makruh or haram? E.g. the producer or supplier claims rebate on 14% tax for a number of containers, declaring them to be for export, then he doesn’t export all of them and sells the ‘export’ goods locally for a cheaper price. A: […]

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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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Network Marketing

Q: Is network marketing on the internet permissible? There are these products on the internet such as google adsense that pay users of it a certain amount of money for clicking on the link. A. Making money from network marketing is lawful and Halaal. The company pays one for the use of his or her […]

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