09 ربيع الأول 1444  ,  05 October 2022

Clarification from Iftaa` ... Date Added: 08-09-2022

A Statement on the ... Date Added: 08-09-2022

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Parenting Training Skills Date Added: 01-09-2022

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Islamic Economy (An ... Date Added: 12-09-2022

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Ruling on Renting out Property to an Islamic Bank

I own a property in a commercial area and received an offer to rent out all or part of it to be used as a new branch for an Islamic bank. What is the ruling of Sharia on renting out this property knowing that the bank will use it for practicing its usual commercial activities?

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Ruling on Reducing Murabaha Ratio for Previous Funding

An investment fund finances employees in the form of Murabaha to purchase orderer up to eight years. Currently, the fund is reviewing the Murabaha* ratios and is expected to reduce the ratios for future contracts by one percentage point compared to the Murabaha ratio currently applied. Accordingly, is it permissible to reduce the Murabah ratio for the old funding and is this reduction compatible with the expected reduction for the future Murabaha ratio?

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Islamic Ruling on Legal Heir Claiming Share of the Estate
What is the ruling of Sharia on claiming my share of the estate? What is the ruling on refusing the idea of dividing the estate by some of the heirs although I`m in dire need for my share? Is claiming the division of the estate considered disobedience to my mother?
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Ruling on Installing Points of Sale Devices in Tourist Hotels and Restaurants

I work for a company that provides payment services for traders` financial entitlements by Master and Visa card through their points of sale devices. Is it allowed to install such devices in tourist restaurants that serve alcoholic drinks?

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Ruling when Hired Worker Exploits Working Hours for Personal Benefit

There is an employer who doesn`t pay a hired worker the wages which he deserves considering his expertise and qualifications. Not only this, but he also forces him to return a portion of the wages approved by the state. Is this lawful? In addition, is it permissible for the worker to exploit the working hours and tools for personal benefit to make up for the above deduction?

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Rules of Ju`alah Contract Conducted through Banks

Some shops sell products by installments, through banks, with same price of cash to encourage people to buy from them (Shops). I have visited one of these shops and was told that this transaction is conducted through a Ju`alah contract and that the bank takes nothing from the customer. Rather, it takes a commission from the merchant. What is the ruling of Sharia on this transaction?

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Ruling on Searching for Treasures in Graves and Lands of others

What is the ruling of Sharia on exhuming graves and digging in state and private lands in search for hidden treasures?

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Ruling on Granting Loans to Farmers on the Condition of Marketing their Produce

Agriculture marketing companies grant zero-interest loans to farmers on the condition of marketing their produce. However, they charge up to 5% of the farmer`s profit. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Ruling on Taking Commissions Utilizing Electronic Portfolios

I have an electronic portfolio (Zain Cash) through which I pay clients` different bills (water, electricity, traffic fines etcetera.). Is it permissible to take commissions against this service? For example, I charge one JD for a ten-JD electricity bill and five JDs for transferring one hundred JDs. Is this permissible?

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Ruling on Picking up Leftover and Fallen Fruits at Harvest Time

Is it permissible to collect fallen olives without the permission of the owner of the trees knowing that his land isn`t fenced?

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Ruling on Lessor Paying a Sum to Lessee against Terminating Contract

The contract duration of a rental car company is five years and based on this period the company determines the rent taking into consideration the type of the car itself, the decrease in its market value and other factors. If the rented car is brand new, its market value is high. For example, if the rental contract extends for one year, the rent is (500 euros) per month. If it is three years, the rent is (330 euros) per month. If the lessee wanted to terminate the latter form of contract (3 years) before it expires, the lessor accepts under the condition that the former pays the difference between the two forms of the contract above mentioned. In other words, the lessee pays a certain sum to the rental car company against termination of contract. On its part, the company says that this is better than obligating the lessee to pay the whole rent till the end of the contract`s period. The company adds that since it bought the car to be used by the lessee, it calculated its actual value and the decrease in that market value and this is the reason for setting a higher rent against a shorter period of rental contract. What is the ruling of Sharia on this along with mentioning textual evidence from Sharia sources?

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It is Prohibited to Exploit School Cafeteria for Personal Gain

What is the ruling of Sharia on exploiting school cafeteria for personal gain?

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What to do with School Cafeteria Surplus Food Products

Sometimes, school cafeterias have a surplus of unsold food products. Is it permissible to sell it at a low price or distribute amongst the students, even randomly; particularly since it is subject to rapid deterioration? 

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The Legal Characterization of School Cafeterias and their Rules under Sharia

What is the legal characterization/classification of school cafeterias and what are the Sharia rules governing them? 

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Ruling on Selling Boxes whose Contents are Unknown

What is the ruling of Sharia on selling boxes whose contents are unknown for a certain price? For example, there are a hundred boxes; one of which contains a sum of money and other items that are worth twenty JDs. I sell each box for twenty JDs. 

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