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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Interest money

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Q: I want to apply to study in Canada and for this purpose I need a GIC certificate. A GIC is an account which I will open in a Canadian bank to show that I can bear their living expenses. When I go to Canada, they will refund me my funds within a given period… read more »

Investing in Index Fund

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Q: I wanted to ask a query regarding Shariah compliant index funds. I read from Muft Taqi Usmani’s introduction to Islamic finance that investing in stocks is permissible based on 4 main conditions: 1. Majority of business activities being permissible, 2. Portion of income which is from Haram sources must be given to charity, 3. Majority… read more »

Winning the lottery

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Q: We got a message that we were chosen as the winners of Canada Coca-Cola’s new year lottery. They were promised to give us some dollars. Is it halal for us?  A: Lottery is haraam as it enters under the definition of gambling. Hence, the money acquired through the lottery will be haraam. And Allah… read more »

Working for UberEats

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Q: In Canada, food delivery jobs are very common. I work for UberEats wherein I get order details on my phone screen. (Pick Up and Drop Off Address) Sometimes these food orders contain haraam food, but my job is to just collect the food from the restaurant and deliver it to the customer. I don’t… read more »

Emigrating to a non-Muslim country

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Q: If someone wants to settle permanently in a kuffaar country such as, US, Canada, Australia, etc. Is there any prohibition or discouragement in Islam for this? A: It is important and an obligation that the environment and surrounding be one that is deeni friendly and supports you in deen. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »

Eating meat slaughtered by Christians

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Q: I live in Canada, and I wanted to ask you if I could eat chicken/beef from places like Mcdonalds, Burger King, Wendys or any other restaurant as they are Christians and Christians are also people of the book. As muslims are we allowed to eat their meat?  A: Statistics show that most people who… read more »