All Fatawaas

Actions of Agent must be in Favor of Principal My father has granted me power of attorney to manage his funds. Is it permissible that I give a loan from his money, even a son/daughter of his? If I did so, is that loan a debt on him/her or part of their share in the inheritance? Is it permissible that I sell some of his property and distribute the money amongst some of the heirs? This is knowing that he is having health issues undermining his capacity. • Read More
Ruling on Revoking a Waiver Is it permissible for an heir to revoke a waiver after it has been concluded? • Read More
Changing an Endowment isn`t Permissible A Zakat committee intends to use a mosque`s accommodation (Which isn`t fit for living as indicated by the report of the Ministry of Awqaf). Thus, it was suggested that the committee rents an accommodation for the Imam at its expense, or pays a rent in return for using that accommodation in delivering its various activities, or that a doer of charitable actions rents a house for that Imam. The reason for this is that the Zakat committee is precisely against the mosque itself, serves the people of that neighborhood in specific and there aren`t vacant flats near that mosque. What is the Islamic ruling on this? • Read More
Ruling on Personal Advances System of the Social Security Corporation What is the Islamic ruling on the personal cash advances made by the Social Security Corporation to pensioners in return for (4.5%) as declining interest? • Read More
Ruling on Prizes for Savings Accounts in Islamic Banks What is the ruling on taking prizes for savings accounts in Islamic banks? • Read More
Ruling on Developing Software for Riba-Based Transactions Our Company is specialized in software development. Recently, we were asked to develop the software of a conventional bank to help clients open accounts there. What is the ruling of Sharia on that? • Read More
Invention Right is a Private Property Large companies specialized in genetics develop certain plant varieties to make them more productive. This process is costly and entitles the companies to monopolize the rights of intellectual property of the research that they conduct. These genetically modified plants can be obtained only through these companies. Is it permissible to purchase this type of plants from companies which don`t own the intellectual rights to such products? • Read More
Ruling on Providing the Service of Paying University Fees on Instalments Using Murabaha Is it permissible for a staff provident fund to provide its members with the service of paying their university fees on instalments using Murabah? • Read More
Sale Contract whereby Seller Takes the Non-Refundable Deposit What is the ruling on the sale contract of a plot of land in which it is stipulated that the seller take the non-refundable deposit? • Read More
Ruling on Excluding Uncovered Payments from Profit Calculation in Staff Provident Funds We are the management panel of a certain company`s staff provident fund. We collect payments from the employees subscribing to this fund. We use these amounts in business to make profit. We grant interest-free loans to subscribers from their savings up to (70%). In order to achieve justice amongst subscribers, the panel intends to exclude the uncovered payments of these loans from the calculation of the annual profits. What is the ruling of Sharia on this? • Read More
Ruling on Using Mobile Payments Service What is the Islamic ruling on using electronic and mobile payments service issued by Zain under the name (Zain Cash)? In fact, Zain Cash gives the user secure and convenient means to conduct financial transactions and process monthly payments. It is now possible to use one`s mobile to transfer money, pay invoices, and withdraw cash, in addition to other services. • Read More
A Form of Land Investment A landowner and an investor have reached an agreement whereby the owner shall offer a plot of land to the investor on basis of a power of attorney that extends until the end of the intended project. In return, the investor shall pay the sum of one million and two hundred and fifty JDs, via cheque cashable after two years from its date, as the price of that land. However, that price shall remain fixed regardless of any rise in land prices. The purpose behind the two-year period is giving the investor the opportunity to build residential flats and sell them. The latter shall also cover all the needed expenses. Moreover, any party that fails to fulfill the terms of this agreement shall pay, to the other party, the value of all the damages resulting from that, in addition to (9%) as an interest, effective from the date of the agreement. What is the ruling of Sharia on this? • Read More
Ruling on Working for and Promoting Foreign Exchange Trading Company I work for a company that trades in foreign exchange where I design the website, mobile applications, and, sometimes, promotional materials. I have to make sure that these are accessible to users to attract them to open accounts with the company. What is the ruling of Sharia on my work and the salaries that I have already received? • Read More
An Employee Claiming a Compensation for an Accident during Work I drive a wheeled-excavator, and one day the company I work for sent me to the digging site in one of its buses. Due to the recklessness of the driver, we had an accident. As a result, I sustained back injury, and stopped working. The problem is that the bus wasn`t licensed and the company hadn`t registered me under the social security. Do I have the right to claim a compensation for the harm inflicted upon me because of the accident? Who should pay the compensation: the bus driver or the company? Do I have the right to claim my salary for the period I stopped working? • Read More
Ruling on Tenant Paying Commission to Owner`s Proxy against Cutting down on Rent I would like to rent a property, but the owner`s proxy told me that I have to pay him two thousand JDs against keeping the old rent, which is 240 JDs per month. In case I declined, he will draft a new contract with a rent of 650 JDs per month. Do I incur sin if I paid him the two thousand JDs against keeping the old rent? • Read More