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Ibn Abidin

Buying Boars-Bristled Paintbrushes for Someone Else

What is the ruling regarding using paint brushes made of boar bristles? It is very difficult to find any other and what if one has to buy it for someone who is in one’s employment as a painter and you don’t actually use it yourself? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most...

Paying Zakat whilst having the House on Mortgage

If you have an interest-bearing mortgage on a house, the amount of which is more than your total 'Zakaatable' assets (which are above the minimum amount required to pay Zakaat) then do you still pay Zakaat? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most...

Question on the Fiqh of Financing

My husband and I are in the process of opening a small furniture store. We have worked hard and save some money to own a small business that is not based on riba. We are not taking any loans. We are trying very hard to not fall into anything that will constitute riba....

Times for Eisha & Fajr Prayers at Extreme Latitudes

What is the ending time of the Eisha prayer and the beginning time for Fajr in places that are situated at extreme latitude. Please can you explain the various methods that have been mentioned, and are those methods mentioned by the classical scholars? ANSWER In the...

Ruling on Baby Vomit

What is the Islamic ruling on the vomit of babies? Do the cloths become impure with it? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Vomit, including baby vomit is considered impure (Najis) when it is mouthful. Mouthful will be defined as that which...

Is my Job Permissible?

I work in retail and my job is to set up an account with customers. With this account they get a card which gives them a credit limit of £195. So they can purchase up to that value without incurring any interest charges. If they spend more and do not pay within a...

I want to ask about this justification which I use based on understanding of some Ulema and majorly my own understanding, which I think could be wrong too, but if Ulema of Sunni Path concur then Insha ALLAH I will stick to it firmly, its about Riba and I want it to be clarified because Insha ALLAH I would be getting into Business field very soon. If a Bank gives you Service and takes a certain amount of money from you then would it be considered as Riba? Like for instance I am a Bank who says to Person X that I will secure your money of Rs 10,000 for the time period of 1 year and in return I take a calculated and fixed amount of money say for example Rs 1000, would this be considered as Riba? My Second Question is regarding Loan, for instance I take loan of Rs 10,000 from a Bank and the Bank says it will charge me Only Rs 1000 at the end of tenor and I will have to return the money in any case even if my business goes in loss would that be considered as Riba?, because usually what happens in Pakistan is that you have to payback the loan with interest so kindly distinguish between these 2 kind of situations.

I want to ask about this justification which I use based on understanding of some Ulema and majorly my own understanding, which I think could be wrong too, but if Ulema of Sunni Path concur then Insha ALLAH I will stick to it firmly, its about Riba and I want it to be...

Gifts given during Engagement

I was going to marry someone, but it did not happen. This man gave me money many times. He also gave me allot of gifts. Now our relationship has been cut. I want to know, should I pay him this money back or not? It’s a big amount by the way for me not for him. ANSWER...

Is it Necessary to Perform Salat in your Local Masjid?

My father goes to read his salaah to a mosque which is a 5 min drive from the house. Another mosque is situated a 30 second walk from the house. Will my father be sinful for not going to the local mosque to read his salaah? What is the Islamic ruling if one does not...