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Permissibility of my Job

My company is requesting I help them start a new branch in our company. The branch is an environmental consulting business and will help schools across the United States be more environmentally friendly. They want me to finalise the business proposal, create training materials for our interns so they can help our clients and work on finding clients for the company. I feel as if I am assisting in sin as I am helping them create a gender-mixing initiative when I know they do not observe Shariah Law. I feel as if every haram gender-mixed interaction that occurs throughout this company’s lifetime will be a sin on me as I’ve helped them create this new company. Should I leave my job?

Hanafi Fiqh

Job and the environment

I have been overthinking about this question So essentially I am a engineer who is working in the oil and gas and plastics industry. My job is to make sure that my unit is running correctly in the plant/refinery. So as you know the production of such products contributes to pollution and I was wondering is my job halal and moral from a islamic perspective.As you know many people just throw away plastic into the ocean and nature instead of properly disposing it. But the thing is everything unfortunately has a carbon foot print

Hanafi Fiqh

Removing excessive hair growth as salon

I am not the type of woman who likes or is interested in getting all these cosmetic stuff. I really am not the woman who has little bit of hair & is like “oh no that needs to be removed”. I am naturally genuinely born with alot of hair on my legs specifically with no exaggeration. for many years i over looked it 2 years before i got married i started getting laser hair removal done – hoping itl reduce my leg hair as you must be aware the treatment is pretty expensive but then i stopped as i found out above the knee no matter what its a womans awra and must not be exposed in between the sessions we had to use razor which i noticed was growing my leg hair back thick! Which is something i definitely didnt want & i had to do it twice a week! thats how fast the hair growth was.. so i tried to wax myself & i noticed that because of the pain, the amount , length & thickness of the hair I was finding it really difficult to remove the hair myself above the knees it would make me really faint and light headed & it would take me ages.

So once/ twice in the year i would go to the salon to get my hair waxed. i would wait out for the hair to be grown alot where i would reason myself for me to go and get it waxed as there was a part of me stopping me after i found out about the awra masla – but i still couldnt come to terms with my condition as i felt my situation was different Recently i stopped as My husband is saying if its part of awra not to go anywhere until i ask someone knowledgeable and senior He has been very supportive & compromising all this time but through out i know he wants clearer legs when we spend time together he has asked me many times too even when i used to wait inbetween for the hair to be a good amount before i would go & get removed he has bought many things to help me but i cant remove the hair above my knees myself its just really painful & takes me over 2 hours – i have little children and its just not practical for me with work & children etc I have been to the doctors a few times regarding this too, but because of my pregnancies they have been telling me to wait a certain period where my hormones are balanced before they test my condition

Allow me to further explain what i have used over the years.

From the age of 19 up until now i have tried various methods
•razor
•Sand Mitten
•Waxing
•Epilating
•Laser
•IPL home device

Razor was growing my hair back really quickly & growing thick.
In order to keep my legs clean i had to do them twice a week.
Subhanallah i just about have time to do whats fardh in terms of hair removal – let alone twice a week doing my legs. Its really inconvenient & causing me even more trouble by growing my hair back thick & fast

Sand mittens – didnt work

Professional Laser hair removal Treatment- very expensive, worked to some extent, but was told its not allowed as im exposing awrah so i stopped.

Salon Waxing – id go twice a year. Let my hair grow out alot so i wasnt exposing my awrah to someone too often.
Job was done within 1 hr whilst i bared the pain . This i have stopped until someone senior understands my situation and guides me.

Home Waxing – I cant wax my upper legs myself its very painful for me, i mean i cant pull the wax strip without feeling light headed.
Its not normal length of hair , its long & thick.. it takes me ages for that reason over 2 hrs, its painful & not practical for me i have young children

I would never agree for My husband to do it, he doesnt even look at my legs when i have hair there, let alone pulling them off for me.
He would strongly dislike that – id fear his disinterest towards me.

Epilating – this is very painful, my hair is long m thick – my hair tangling in the tweezers inside the epilator kills!! Again takes me over 2 hours cause im covering little areas at a time cause of the pain

Ipl home device – my husband has bought me this.
Theres 3 options there
Shave , epilate or wax before using the device.
I have explained my issues with shaving, epilating & waxing.
Which leaves me with Salon waxing.

In conclusion i have excessive hair growth on my legs, im hairier than my husband, its really painful & very time consuming for me to physically remove the hair myself in specific above my knees & all these years it has had a knock of effect on my confidence & self esteem infront of my husband

My intention is this , if i am given ijazah then id get waxed by the salon and after every treatment use the ipl device – which will start working to reduce my hair growth.
Which would eventually mean i no longer have to go to the salon to get the hair removed by someone to use the IpL device.

Id be able to hopefully Insha’allah remove the hair by waxing myself & use the IPl machine.

Even if im given ijazah to go to a salon to get them waxed to an extent until i am able to myself remove the hair
Using waxing & Ipl device hand in hand – i am willing to accept that.

I really hope you can understand me. Iv spent thousands of pounds until this day. If it wasnt much of a problem for me & i didnt care about the laws of Islam i wouldnt be reaching out for guidance – please understand this isnt a normal woman situation.

Hanafi Fiqh

Salat and wudu as a police officer

Good Evening Team,

I have recently started a new job as a response Police Officer. The job role is to respond to 999 call incidents. So these are very serious cases such as potential suicide attempts, fire arms related incidents, missing people also social domestic issues and everything in between.

The problem I am having is keeping up with my salat times. For example I could get ready to do my salat and I have to leave before I start due to being called out and by the time I return I have missed ASR and MAGHRIB. This is just one example. I find I am consistently praying late or 2 prayers in one. What advice can you offer and can I stay in this job? I am responding to potential life or death situations so when I get called out it’s for very serious reasons.

Also is it possible to do wudu with boots on because its part of my safety kit and can I pray with boots on? They are leather and cover my ankles. Taking my boots off would slow me down in terms of response time to incidents.

Kind Regards

Hanafi Fiqh

Working as an IT programmer in conventional plus Islamic bank organization?

Dear Brother,

I recently got a job offer to work as an IT programmer at a conventional plus Islamic bank unit

Since I will be working as an outsourced consultant in the IT department of the bank, I would like to know whether my monthly income from my agency will be halal, If my daily IT job is not directly/ in-directly involved in the “credit card” and “interest” based transactions.

جَزَاكَ ٱللَّٰهُ خَيْرًا‎

Hanafi Fiqh

Job as a chemical engineer and environment

Asslamualikum so I have been overthinking about this question So essentially I am a engineer who is working in the oil and gas and plastics industry. My job is to make sure that my unit is running correctly in the plant/refinery. So as you know the production of such products contributes to pollution such as when people throw away plastic in the ocean and when we drive our cars we burn oil which release carbon and I was wondering is my job halal and moral from a islamic perspective becuase of the factor of pollution involved. ( bear in mind everything has pollution nowadays so nothing is in fact “GREEN”.)

Hanafi Fiqh

Can’t make decision despite doing istikhaara for months

Assalamualaikum, I have been doing istikhaara for many months regarding an important career decision to go to another Muslim country. The circumstances didn’t allow me to go along what my heart wishes (as I wanted to go) so I knew this is the sign from Allah but at the same time, I remained highly unsatisfied with choice I made and really it depressed me a lot. I am continuing istikhaara again for months now and not sure what to do as it is effecting my and my family’s mental health with respect to not making mind where we want to settle. I’m not sure how to deal with situation. JazakAllah khair for your advice.

Hanafi Fiqh

Is trading permissible if the haram parts are successfully avoided?

Assalamu Alaikum,

I urgently need advice on whether trading is permissible or not. I have already started cryptocurrency trading (however I haven’t taken out any money yet) and in the future I would like to pursue stocks and forex as well. However, I need to know that I am taking a 100% halal route. I’m really avid about trading and wanted to make this my future, so I want to be certain that it is halal.

Some scholars say that trading is haram due to certain haram elements, however they mention things that we can usually avoid. For example:

1. I will not under any circumstance be trading without using strategy and doing research and analysis. Therefore, I will actually be earning my money rather than just trading without thought, as this counts as gambling. So I am avoiding the ‘gambling element’.

2. The platform I currently use for cryptocurrency trading does not involve any interest, only a small fee when I deposit money. Even if there was interest, I would ensure that I donate all of this to charity.

3. I will research companies before I invest into their stocks or buy their cryptocurrencies, to make sure that the companies do not engage in haram activities. I have some websites and apps that I can use for this.

4. I will only start forex trading in the future if I have enough money inshallah that I will not need to use leverage, as this is essentially trading with money that I do not own.

5. For cryptocurrency trading, I will make sure to trade only with cryptocurrencies that actually have a future and will be used for real transactions.

In conclusion, I am confident that I can avoid all haram elements when trading, such as interest, gambling etc.

Please let me know if there are any other measures I have to take to make it a completely halal method of making money, or if there are certain types of trading I have to avoid eg. if I can trade stocks and crypto but not forex. Or, thirdly, if trading is haram in general even when interest and gambling is avoided.

JazakAllah Khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Define benefit pensions

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

Dear Beloved Shaykh,

I pray and hope you are well. Please kindly could I ask you a question regarding pensions?
I recently started a new job and have been put me on a pension with LGPS, I have done some research and it is a defined benefit pension scheme. Is it permissible to have such a pension and is Zakat compulsory on it, if so, how does that work out.

Secondly my previous Job also had a pension, and I was joined in it, I opted out of it but paid 154.123 into the pot i will receive that back when I reached 55, Do I give zakat on that also?

what is your advice shall I stay in or opt out of the pension.

I would be highly grateful for your response.

Jazkallah

Humbly requesting Duas

Some links regarding the Pensions

https://www.lgpsmember.org/ats/about-gov.php

https://www.islamicfinanceguru.com/investment/is-my-pension-halal-a-really-really-simple-guide-ifg/