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Asking for an Increase in Repayment of Loan

Question: A few years ago I lent someone $200,000. The arrangement was that he would give me a parcel of land instead of repaying the loan. After two years he is saying he cannot sell the land (because of legal reasons). Can I now demand back the original sum plus...

Is my employer’s pension scheme permissible?

Question: Asalamualaikum. Muhtaram Hazrat. I am wishing to enrol for my employer’s pension scheme. However, I would like confirmation first to ensure it is halal. I contribute 10%, and my employer matches it. I believe this is permissable, as it would be considered a...

Is the bleeding after miscarriage Haidh or Nifaas?

Question: Can this please be answered by today soonest : if a woman miscarried at 8weeks is her bleedin haiz or nifaas? Bled 15daz now not so much bleedin just little.Accordin to the Shariah wen does the limbs of a baby form….wat is meant by the limbs …hands &...

Mortgage for House Purchase

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: My question is regarding the permissibility of mortgages. Is it allowed to take a mortgage to own a home? From my research I’ve found that it is not, but other people have referred me to links of other Islamic leaders who are...

Why are we discouraged from taking the kuffaar as friends?

Q: Why are we discouraged from taking the kuffaar as friends?A: Muslims are strongly discouraged in the Quraan from befriending the disbelievers. Allah Ta'ala states in the Quraan:یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا لَاتَتَّخِذُوا الْکٰفِرِیْنَ اَوْلِیَاۤءَ مِنْ دُوْنِ...

Going out with one’s fiance before nikaah

Q: Can I meet my fiance in a restuarent 3 days before our marriage, with our parents permission?A: All premarital contact and relationships are impermissible in shariah. Hence, it is not permissible for the boy and girl to meet or speak casually with each other...

Renting out one’s late father’s house

Q: We are in the process of selling my late fathers house. We are 4 brothers and 3 sisters. We are aware what the split is under Islamic shariah law. The question is this:The house is on the market but is not selling as the market in the UK is very volatile. I have...

Girl under 18 getting married

Q: I am 17 years old. My mother has passed away last year and I am living with my mamo and nano. I am totally burdened to them. My sister got married last year. They want me to also get married. I am biologically 19. My age was change in childhood. Can I get my nikaah...