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Prize Draws if the Tickets are Free

Could you tell me if its haram or halal to enter in prize draws? And if it makes any difference whether you have to pay for a ticket or it’s a free entry. ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, If one has to pay in order for one to be included...

Donating Life Insurance Policy Money

A person in our community wants to donate his life insurance policy to be used for some good cause (Islamic School, or feeding the homeless centre, or making a playground for kids). Can we use the money for any Islamic Cause? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most...

Lottery Funding for Islamic Projects

I have recently started employment as a manager at a voluntary organisation which is reliant upon funding to sustain and develop the local community in which we are based. Many of its inhabitants are from the Black and Minority Ethnic community, suffering from...

Mortgage and Car Insurance

I currently rent a property to avoid paying a mortgage. Most of my friends and some of my extended family members have mortgages and criticise me for having double standards because I undertake car insurance which they claim is also haraam. I feel confused. How can I...

Am I at sin for pushing my parents to sell their house?

i always have arguments with my mother which ends in fight and then i feel guilt.i asses myself if i am at the zalim side.my anger with my mother is gambling,for years i asked,begged and fought with her to stop it and don't spoil other my younger brother and...

I am working with an American Title Insurance and Mortgage company in as a process trainer. I have also invested in stock market and Islamic forex. Could you please help and make me understand whether I am in a wrong profession?

I am working with an American Title Insurance and Mortgage company in as a process trainer. I had been working in this industry from past 6 years and performed various tasks relating to the preparation of reports pertaining to the sale and refinance of the property...