Hanafi Fiqh

Zakaat for Business

Zakaat In Business – There are two Scenaraios related to this

***Scenario 1***
There is an Oil Supplier, and a Oil Retailer. I am the middle man in between. The Oil Supplier has fixed a price for the Oil to the Retailer. But this is just the Oil and does not include the packaging. I arrange for packaging (Bottles and labelling) and also place the order from the Oil Retailer to the Oil Supplier

I source bottles and labels from various companies. I pay for the raw products and send them off to the Oil Supplier so that he can put the oil in the packaging. The Oil Supplier will then fill the bottles and apply labels – then send off to the Oil Retailer.
The Oil Supplier bills me for the oil – I bill the Oil retailer at the exact same price – no profit is made here.

Question 1:
( Do I need to pay Zakaat – I am just facilitating the deal due to me supplying the bottles and labels?)

As For the Bottles and Labels packaging – I make a small profit on this and sell it as a separate cost to the Oil Retailer.
Question 2:
When is Zakaat payable on the above – do I pay it at the time of purchasing the raw products? Or is Zakaat to be calculated at the end of the year on the profits from the sales (and what balance of cash is left over)?

Question 3:
How do I calculate Zakaat on this? Will this be based on the cost of the packaging or the price that I sell it at?
So example the the raw product cost is 10.00 and I sell it on for 10.50 Do I calculate Zakaat based on the cost, the sold price or the profit of (0.50)?

***Scenario 2***
In the second scenario about the Oil Supplier and Oil Retailer I paid upfront for another different set of Bottles and Labels packaging. As For the Bottles and Labels packaging – I make a small profit on this and sell it as a separate cost to the Oil Retailer. I had agreed with the Oil Retailer that they would be charged to his account over time whenever he placed an order for the Oil. Although I had paid for it up front – I am not the owner of the bottles and packaging – the Oil Retailer is. He just owes me the money for the packaging (which is gradually deducted when an order is placed).

Question 4:
Do I pay Zakaat on the raw products (bottle and labels) when I purchased them -even though the Oil Retailer has not paid me?

Question 5:
Do I indirectly own the bottles until the debt is paid?

Question 6:
IF there is any stock of bottles and labels left over at the end of the year – do i pay additional zakaat on these?

Hanafi Fiqh

Investigating and spying

If you have seen a married woman behaving inappropriately. She sometimes smiles, laugh, joke and becomes friendly with non-mahram
males or shes too nice with non-mahram males. She maybe a good person overall but some of her behaviours require further investigation. For example if she receives a delivery, if the delivery man starts conversation with her shes doesn’t mind talking to him. I understand no one is perfect. My view about her she knows this kind of behaviour inappropriate but she still does it because of charismatic and bubbly or immature personality. I’m very sure she will never do adultery, she doesn’t seems like that. I seen her pray salah sometimes. She stays at home most of her free time. If we suspect her doing wrong actions can we further investigate her? By following what she does when we shes when with non-mahram males.

Hanafi Fiqh

Are man made theories appropriate to use as therapy?

Can a person use man made theories to help heal traumas or use them as tools for therapy? A friend recommended-

Is it discrediting to Allah to use this type of spirituality despite how helpful it is claimed to be. Are these ideas limited because they exclude the acknowledgement of Allah?

Hanafi Fiqh


Assalamualiakum wr wb,
We are a muslim couple married for 16 years, Alhamdulillah. We don’t have a child even after going through so many treatments. As of now my husband wants to go for surrogacy but i am not at all ready for it.
He says that he has made up his mind for it and wants to go for it and that i wont get involved in this surrogacy technically but will have to rear up the child .
Under such scenario, is it permissible for me to rear up such child. Furthermore , is this a ground to move out from such marriage contact.
What should be my stand on this? He is not ready for adoption.

Hanafi Fiqh

Muslim and non-Muslim relationship


Are muslims and non muslims allowed to be friends?
There are a few verses where Allah has commanded muslims not befriend jews, Christians and idolaters. However I have heard many scholars say that it is ok to be friends with non-muslims even atheists, and these verses only addressed specific situations that were meant to warn early muslims that jews and idolaters of their time cannot be trusted since they were at war with them.

Hanafi Fiqh

Visiting parents after marriage

Assalamualaikum, I have a question regarding visiting parents after marriage. I know that in hanafi fiqh a girl is allowed to visit her parents once a week with or without her husband’s permission, but what about if she lives in a different state or country than her parents? Is going 3-4 times a year for 10-15 days too much to ask for, especially if my dad is willing to pay for some of the trips? Please let me know how many times I am allowed to go and for how many days? Jazakallahu khairan.

Hanafi Fiqh

Full Hijab and Dealing with Feeling of Pride


I have recently, alhamdulillah started wearing full hijaab, which of course includes the niqaab, and i have realised that as i walk down the street, I walk with a lot of confidance and pride; proud of the fact that I am a muslim woman in hijaab, unafraid of the western world. I do not want to appear a weak, submissive stereotype of a Muslim Woman, which is stopping me from walking with my gaze down, as I should be.

I feel, however that this pride and confidance is not right somehow, and that it is preventing me from feeling modest, and having humility, traits of a good muslim woman… please can you tell me the correct way of how a muslim woman should walk and behave when out in public.

What has the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, said about women in hijaab, pride and the way they conduct themselves.