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Is Zakāh Mandatory While I Have a Student Loan?

Answered by Shaykh ʿOmar Subedār Question: I have a question regarding zakāh. I am a university student who has some savings through part time employment, and in-shā’Allāh I shall be graduating this year. I do not have a full-time job yet and I have to repay my loan...

Company Functions with non-Muslims who Drink Wine

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: My work requires travelling and company functions with non-Muslims who drink. Sometimes, circumstances do not allow me and other Muslim colleagues to sit on a separate table. Also, as a senior staff member, I have to pay the...

Is Driving for UberEats and DoorDash Permitted in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: My father is currently a taxi driver. He is looking to drive UberEats and DoorDash as there is flexibility for him since he is a senior citizen. Is it permissible for him to drive for these services delivering ḥarām food?...

Beard Removal for Work

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: I am in the process of getting a job as a first aid responder/EMS responder with Bombardier. This is not only a private airport but also a manufacturing facility which handles a lot of paints, chemicals, etc. In case of...

Woman living alone

Q: I am a Muslim woman. Currently I am going through a lot of troubled times as I lost my job in Dec 2018. I didn't want to be a burden to my parents so I had taken a house for rent close to my office and have been staying alone even after I lost my job. All this...

Earning by taking ID photos

Q: I am currently employed by taking ID photos of people that want to make ID documents or want to renew their drivers licence. Am I commiting a sin? I have no other work to support myself or my family. Currently there is a demand for ID photos in my town. Even Muslim...

Muslim cashier scanning haraam items

Q: I am working at a retail store as a cashier. The store also sells beer and pork and other meats... I only scan the item. Is my income haram?I also have another job offer at a pizza restaurant that sells pizzas with toppings including chicken and bacon. Which is a...

Asking husband for a separation

Q: We, a childless couple have been married for 18 years and got several times abortions during the first trimester. Following all possible modern treatment, due to this bad obstetric history and unknown cause medically in either spouse, doctors advised for adoption....