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.
Q: I have a doubt… sometimes chartered accountants have to record the interest (riba)of a company. The chartered accountant is not involved in that dealing nor he is present in that meeting nor has he witnissed it, but he has to record it as he has to manage other accounts of the company also. So… read more »
Q: A few years ago a woman had problems with her menstruation and had alot of pain. She was 2 weeks overdue with her periods. She went to a gynecologist and he gave her some medication for the pain. She took it not knowing that the medication removed a lump of blood. It was the… read more »
Q: I have been doing a self-employed delivery job with amazon known as Flex; Amazon flex has 3 types of delivery: 1. Logistics – normal cardboard boxes but I will never know the contents (but no food and drink items from my knowledge) 2. Prime now – which allows for many items which included electronics… read more »
Q: Photography is prohibited in Islam. But we have to bring photographs for passports and to submit forms, what to do? A: Just as this is a requirement on an id document without which you cannot process your work. I suggest that you make istighfaar and taubah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. … read more »
Q: I work in a jewellery store in which we sell watches, earrings, different chains, etc. Some of the chains that we sell contain Christian connotations e.g. the Christian cross, the face of Jesus, etc. I personally don’t like to sell these items and I don’t own the store. What should I do? A: Make istighfaar… read more »
Q: Is working as a chartered accountant permissible? A: It is permissible, provided one is not asked to engage in something impermissible and one is not hired by a company that is involved in haraam (e.g. being an accountant for a bank or a brewery). And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. (Scroll down for… read more »