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Receiving interest and offsetting

Question: Asalamualaikum, I want to seek your advice on this particular issue. I didn’t have knowledge about VAT payments that is was due. I received a notice from MRA about the outstanding VAT and they have charged penalty and interest. I know interest dealing in anyway is not permissible. I …

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CRPS – Sandals and Umrah

Question: Assalamu-Alaikum-Wa-Rahmatullahi-Wa-Barakatu Respected Muftisaab. I struggle with a chronic pain condition in my left foot and leg known as CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). Amongst many other effects, this condition causes hypersensitivity to the affected area to the extent that I often have to wear and remove socks during the …

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Airtel Money Trust Interest

Question: Txn Id:ER191116.0856.H93855. Dear Customer, you have recieved MK 1412.29 from AIRTEL MONEY TRUST INTEREST. Your available balance is  MK45787.29. Personal account Is the above money termed as ‘interest’ permissible to use? I asked the company and below is their response. From the company; Airtel: It’s interest we are giving …

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Interest based student loan

Question: Assalamu Alaikkum warahma tullahi wabarakatu All praise is due to Allah peace and blessing be upon our beloved Prophet Mohamed. I wanted to enquire on what could be a major issue here in the U.K for many students. As you may be aware that university require funding of £9,250 …

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Zakat on Inheritance

Question: As salaam wa alykum. ..referring to fatwa dated….muftisaabs mentions inheritance being a weak debt….hence no zakaat on pending inheritance. …my confusion is…many people are under the assumption that in all cases no zakaat is due on inheritance until distribution …. which in a case where executives have access to …

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Who will receive a more severe punishment?

Question: Assalam wailaikum warahmatullah wabarakatu Who will receive a more severe punishment in the hereafter a) a habitual drinker or b) one who is not a drinker But involved in the sale of alcohol 🍺?  Note 📝 both are from among the ummati Answer: In the Name of Allah, the …

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Travelling from watn Iqamah

Question: I am originally from India but I have come to Malawi in Mangochi. My mother is in India and so are my wife and children. I cannot stay here and haven’t also decided to shift here because of my mother. So basically my want iqamat is Mangochi and want …

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Cross like sign on clothing

Question: Does the above comes into saleeb (cross) hukm? Its printed in a trouser Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, any symbol/sign which has Christian origins and connotations is strictly forbidden. From our understanding, the above is an …

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Islamic ruling on being a vegetarian

Question: Salaam What is the Islamic ruling on being a vegetarian? Is a Muslim allowed to be a vegetarian? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. If one is naturally inclined to eating vegetarian dishes or vegetarian dishes agree with one’s …

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