I am looking into the option of Islamic Home Finance in Canada.
1. Aya Financial
2. Zero Mortgage
I have three questions:
1. In all the models and contracts followed by all companies all loss and gain is passed to the buyer. Without sharing loss/gains can the islamic finance be actually riba free?
2. Between Ijara, Musharakah and other models which is better in your opinion?
3. Is Islamic finance actually any different from conventional banking?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
- In order to comment, we need to see the exact wording of the contract. We suggest you rather discuss this with the Ulama in Canada.
- Muraabaha is generally the easiest. But Ijarah and Musharakah are also practical.
- Yes, conventional finance is based on interest. Allah has declared war on those who engage in interest deals. Islamic finance is based on profits, sharing of risks etc.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .