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Claiming Tax Deduction for Zakat Payments

Claiming Tax Deduction for Zakat Payments By Mufti Muhammad KadwaPosted: 6 Sha'ban 1423, 13 October 2002 CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Q.) In North America I have seen many people when they give Zakat money to some Islamic Organization then they ask for...

Zakat Payment in Advance in Shafii Madhab

Zakat Payment in Advance in Shafii Madhab By Shaykh Taha KaraanPosted: 5 Zul-Qa'dah 1422, 19 January 2002 Dar al-'Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah Cape Town South Africa Q.) I am a Shafii follower. In my country we have the scheme to pay zakat for our monthly salary...

Use of Zakat for Administrative Expenses of Charities

Use of Zakat for Administrative Expenses of Charities By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) What is the Islamic legal judgment about charities [run by Muslims] registered as NGO's (Non-Governmental Organizations) collecting and distributing Zakat money? Is it lawful (in Islam) for...

Shared Home Ownership Scheme in the UK

Shared Home Ownership Scheme in the UK By Mufti Taqi UsmaniPosted: 18 Zul-Hijjah 1422, 3 March 2002 Q.) The following questions are with regards to purchasing a house in the UK: Purchasing a house in a country like the United Kingdom (especially in London) is very...

Qur’an Recitation at Independence Function

Qur'an Recitation at Independence Function By Mufti Taqi UsmaniPosted: 2 Zul-Qa'dah 1423, 5 January 2003 Q.) The Government of Barbados has invited the Muslim Community to participate in a Program to mark the country's independence. The Prime-Minister would like a...

Job Description of a Khateeb

Job Description of a Khateeb By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) The Vice Chancellor has made a committee out of the syndicate including myself to determine the duties of a Khateeb, I will be highly grateful that you kindly guide us with the duties of a Khateeb (as an employee)...

Re-interment

Re-interment By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) We are in negotiations with the Bermuda Government to get a dedicated plot for the burial of our dead. On the other hand we have a sister whom the doctors have 'given up' on. She has advanced terminal cancer. We know that only...

Can Interest Income Be Applied Toward Taxes?

Can Interest Income Be Applied Toward Taxes? By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) As a self employed person working in the main for UK public departments, my earnings are all paid directly into a UK bank account. As these sums build up, interest is accrued in the usual way. UK...

Can you please explain the Islamic injunctions about “copyright”, especially about the copyright on computer software? The questions are: (i) Can we register a book under the Copyright Act which bars the people from publishing that book without permission of the copyright holder? (ii) If something is registered under the law of copyright, should we abide by the restrictions imposed by that law? (iii) Can a copyright holder sell his right of publishing to another person for a monetary gain?

Copyright According to Shariah By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) Can you please explain the Islamic injunctions about "copyright", especially about the copyright on computer software? The questions are: (i) Can we register a book under the Copyright Act which bars the people...

Central Bank Employment

Central Bank Employment By Mufti Taqi Usmani Q.) I work in a Central Bank who have a mandate by the law of the land to carry our certain tasks. These include 1) To maintain the integrity and value of currency 2) To maintain the stability of the financial system 3)...