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Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed Question: Asalamalikum. I ask about if something cause harm slow over time is it allowed in Islam. Example soda not benefit and cause harm like diabetes and brittle bones etc with chronic use over time. Or other prescription medication that harm body w side effects … read more »
Question: Is it compulsory for someone to take bayat with a sheikh to reform one’s self? If one does not will one be sinful Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The purpose of Bai’ah is reformation. If one is able to reform himself, then… read more »
Question: I’ve heard that it is not permissible to consume chickens that are plucked using boiling water as the impurities of the chickens penetrate into the meat. Is that correct? Answer: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم If the chickens are placed into boiling water having extremely high temperatures to the extent that the water penetrates the… read more »
Answered Shaykh Omar Subedār Question: Is Zakāh (mandatory charity) payable on stocks, shares, RRSPs, and RESPs? Answers: Please find the answers to your questions below: Stocks and Shares: If stocks/shares are purchased with the intention of actively trading them, then zakāh will be given on the market value of the shares. If however the stocks/shares… read more »
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 that I have borrowed to study, which… read more »
Answered by Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi Question: There are many car dealerships, some even owned by Muslims who offer 0% financing to Muslim customers. There is a third party financing bank or institution involved in this transaction. As for the contract, the dealership adds the interest amount into the principle. They call this a murābaḥah (profit… read more »