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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.

Disability insurance

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Q: Is an income benefit/provider insurance policy allowed whereby one will receive an income if disabled and cannot work. At the age of retirement the policy will lapse with no benefit. A: All forms of insurance are haraam and impermissible, since they contain the elements of interest and gambling. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows… read more »

Big Sweep gambling

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Q: My question is about gambling. In my country, we have something called Big Sweep. How to play:1. Buy a ticket at $3 each.2. Draws on every first Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Results:If your ticket number matches any of the 133 winning seven-digit numbers drawn, you win a prize of at least $1,000… 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 »

Claiming from insurance company

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Q: The situation is as follows: A person crashed a car of the owner by hitting a railing. The owners insurance was cancelled. The person drove off as no police report was needed. The owner of the car is saying you can either pay $1000 for the car and keep it or pay for the… read more »

Fundraising dinners

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Q: Many Muslim organisations have fundraising dinners. The people attending these dinners pay a fee e.g. R300 per person. The names of all the attendees are entered into a draw. After enjoying the dinner, the names are drawn, and the winners of the draw are given prizes e.g. umrah ticket, etc. Is this permissible? A:… read more »

Playing cards without betting

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Q: Status of playing cards in Islam just as a game withou betting? A: Because it has some resemblance with gambling, abstain from it. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source