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IVF Procedure and related queries

Question Assalamualaikum w w 1) is IVF procedure permissible in Islam? 2) if a couple already have a child through the IVF procedure, can they go for a second child through the same procedure? 3) if there is a scenario where the couple is abroad and the husband has to...

Is it Disliked to Slaughter Qurbani Animals at Night?

Question: I was told that the books of fiqh mention it is disliked to slaughter at night. Is there anything wrong with slaughtering Qurbani animals at night? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh....

Is Zakat due on the packaging used in sales?

Question: I have a food catering business. Is Zakat due on the packaging used? For example, food containers, carrier bags etc? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: If one is billing and...

Can Tax Relief be Claimed Upon Zakat Payments?

Question: As a higher rate tax payer, can I claim back tax relief from Zakat payments? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: It is permissible to claim and accept a tax relief on a Zakat...