This answer was collected from AskOurImam.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Hanif Yusuf Patel. He graduated from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn, U.K, with a distinction in Alimiyyah degree. He thereafter travelled to Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah Durban, South Africa, to train as a Mufti under the tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai and Mufti Husain Kadodia.

All you can eat buffets

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What is the ruling on the prevalent buffets in restaurants where you can eat however much you want for a fixed fee? Is this not prohibited due to not knowing the amount a person will eat? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer This is permissible because the ambiguity (jahālah/garar) is of a tolerable level. It does… read more »

Early settlement discount

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Q: Will it be permissible for one to make an agreement with the supplier, at the onset before purchasing, that for example, the terms will be 30 days with a discount of 5%? There are a few supplier with whom we have an agreement such as the one described above and we keep to the… read more »

Islamic finance

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Q: Our locally accepted Mufti Sahib has developed a plan with a community bank that offers ‘Shariah Compliant’ home financing. The structure is as follows: 1.) The Muslim buyer would select the property and the bank would purchase it with a contact for immediate resale to the Muslim Purchaser for a fixed amount that would… read more »

Wearing jewellery with stones

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Q: I have a question regarding using/wearing stones in jewellery. I know that stones like kyanite and lapis lazuli are often used by people because they believe that they have certain metaphysical properties. I’ve recently come into quite a few stones (quartz crystal, malachite, kyanite, etc.) that have been passed from person to person, but… read more »


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Q: I need clarity on a few issues pertaining to inheritence and the shar’i ruling. As I write this email I am currently handling the affairs of my father. He is currently sitting in debt over 1.2 million rands. 1. Firstly, there is a family business which is about 30 – 35 years old. This… read more »

Eating at an open buffet restaurant

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Q: What is the ruling on buying from open buffet restaurants, where the customer pays a set amount and eats an unknown amount of food that is not known to the buyer or the purchaser, rather he may eat until he is full? A: It is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »