Q: Is it haraam to invest money in the share market?
A: The principle of Shariah with regard to shares is that, if the company’s main business is halaal, then it will be permissible for one to invest in such a company. However, if the company’s main business is haraam, then purchasing shares in such a company will be impermissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.