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Permissibility of insurance

Assalamualaikum, my parents bought for me 2 different insurance policies for me a couple of years back. One of the policy is that I have to pay premiums for 10 years and I’ll be covered for death and terminal illness until the policy matures which is around 50-60...

Personal Indemnity Insurance Haram?

Asalaamualaykum I am currently working as an optician in the UK where we have to be covered with personal indemnity insurance by law, which gives us legal cover if we are sued by a customer. At the moment my employer covers this for me but I’m planning to change jobs...

Work as a cleaner at gambling store

Assalamualaikum…my father work at cleaning company(atalian servest),they send their worker at different type of place to work(supermarket and other place also),but they give work for my father to clean at william hill which is gambling company,my first question is...

Haram money

Can I give food bought on haram money from gambling to needy person? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, The money which has been accrued from gambling has to be given to a poor person, and you should not make the intention of any reward. And...

Chit Funds

As’salamu alaykum wa rehmatullahi wa barkatuhu. There is a chit scheme.In this lets say about 10people and 1 agent will be involved..these 10 people will pay 10,000 each for 10 months(that means 100,000 (10,000*10people’s money) will be gathered each month).The agent...

Cricket Money

Assalamualaikum, I want to know that sports as a profession like football cricket money is halal or haraam? Like playing cricket for different nations or premier leagues like ipl where cheerleaders dances, and gambling’s, money is halaal or haraam? I will wait for you...

Raffling an Item

Question Are these competitions allowed? ‘Stand a chance to win a fish bowl by entering your name and number in a draw box just for K10. Lucky draw wins the fish bowl.’ Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum...

Shoprite Isuzu Promotion

Question Please kindly advise on the current Shoprite isuzu competition. Is this gambling? The current Shoprite promotion works in the following way: A customer purchases three participating products worth K100. He then fills in a slip and drops the slip in an entry...

Chess and board games

Question My question, are we allowed to play chess and if not what is the reason as other board games are permissible? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to majority of the...