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Late Fees and PCP Contracts

Question As salamu alaykum. I have a two part question which would really help me. Firstly, I want to purchase something on 0% finance which I understand to be halal, but most companies have late payment fees, is it permissible to agree to late...

Is ZARRAR (ضرار,زرار) name forbidden to keep?

Question I want to know if ZARRAR name is forbidden to keep or not. I saw this youtube video () where this brother is showing us a fatwa (written in urdu) where it says that zarrar name should not be used. Though I tried to find the source of this...

Osteopathy and kinesiology

Question I once took my child to a homeopath practitioner. She was also a kinesiologist My child was having bad dreams at the time Every other night We didn’t go for the dreams we had gone due to a physical medical issue but the questions of...

Revenge

Question Salaam in a situation where a outsider has sent explicit messages to a sister, how should the situation be dealt with. This situation occurred recently and the person got beaten up badly. However the beaten boy denied he did anything like...

Inheritance

Question 1)Mum owns 50% of the house she lives in . The other 50% was inherited by us children when dad died. The question we have is – Are we allowed to waive the share we inherited from dad and basically ‘gift’ it to mum? 2) If mum decides...

Understanding the outcome of my istikhara

Question I like someone and he promised to marry me and asked me to wait until he had a job. We do not talk nor interact afraid of transgressing the limits of Shariah. I did istikhara for marrying him for I believed him to be religious and of good...

Scents and cutting hair in ihram

Question Salaam, I hope all is well. On completing my wajib umrah, I went to the barbers to cut my hair using a razor blade. Before using the blade, the barber applied watery soapy spray to wet the hair and then applied the razor blade. Does this...

Ruling on pirated courses

Question question is related to Buying Cracked Courses With Copyrights Fatwa No: 384226 plz check this fatwa it is written in that fatwa that “Firstly, it is not permissible to buy stolen property, and it is not permissible to deal with the...

Celebrating National Days

Question Teachers in Turkey participate in the event organized for national days and encourage students. if he does not do this, problems will arise and the teacher will be condemned and put in a difficult position. In terms of the content and...

Do I have to be a female forever ?

Question Unfortunatly, i am super unlucky as I am a female. I hate being a female, because even though I see some claiming women are honoured but I do not find this to be true and even when it is true it is for things that are temporary. I know you...

Adhan and Iqamah when praying alone

Question Assalamu Alaykum Q1) Does a man who is praying Fard Salah by himself in the workplace or in a university or somewhere else outside of a mosque in a non muslim country does this man who is praying Fard Salah by himself have to say both the...

Property distribution and Inheritance

Question Assalaamu’Alaikum I have a single daughter(married) and my wife. Both my parents have died and i have 2 brothers(1 alive,1 dead) and 5 sisters(3 alive, 2 dead). Both my brothers and their children are well to do. Both my wife’s...

NHS Pension Scheme

Question I work in NHS where by default there is an option of getting NHS pension by contributing around 10% of salary and employer adds its own contribution. On reaching pension age, one can get pension every month based on average earnings through...

Forgiveness if you are not ready to forgive

Question Sheikh, I need help. There is this guy “U” who convinced me months to believe that he loves me. I was 14 years older than him & got divorced after an abusive marriage. I multiple times asked the person that we have an age gap & I’m...

Benendon Health Cover

Question السلام علیکم و رحمت الله وبركاته Respected ulama, students of Deen, I want to ask if the cover provided by Benendon is halal, they claim they are not an insurance company but a mutual co-operative and provide cover for health related costs...

Is it shirk to sign and read secular oaths?

Question Is it shirk for teachers to sign the oath “I swear on my honor that I will protect, develop and abide by secularism and Ataturk’s reforms”? Every teacher and civil servant in our country has to do this. Otherwise, they...

Is Mina part of Makkah

Question: Is Mina now considered part of Makkah al Mukarramah? If a person stayed in Makkah al Mukarramah for twelve days before hajj then went to Mina for the five days of hajj, will they pray full salat or shorten their prayer? Please explore both...

Vinted – Buyer Protection Fee

Question Salam I use an app called vinted to buy things occasionally and rarely to sell. Its an app quite similar to ebay besides you pay buyers protection fee automatically I’m wondering if this is permissible. Answer Based on the information...

Reading Qur’an Inside Your Grave

Question There are numerous narrations that I cam across regarding Scholars and Awliyaa, that they dug their own graves and sat inside to recite Quran Khatms inside. I know there is permissibility of digging one’s own grave in the Hanafi...