His brother is in debt – can he help him with his zakaah?

May 11, 2017

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Q. My brother works and has his salary but there is a big money he has to pay and this will take years from him to pay. Can I give him from the Zaka al-mal (charity of the money)? A. Praise be to Allaah. If your brother is in debt, and he has a salary which […]

It is permissible for a person to give his zakaah to a relative on whom he is not obliged to spend

May 11, 2017

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Q. I have a number of brothers and sisters and each of them has a large family and does not have anything to cover the expenses of his children’s education. I am better off, praise be to Allaah. Is it permissible for me to distribute the zakaah of my wealth to them, on condition that I […]

Giving zakaah to those who are called Syed (Sayyid)

May 11, 2017

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Q. Is there any truth about, you can’t give money,zakat or anything to Syed? A. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The idea that there are “sayyids” or “walis” (“saints”) whom Allaah has singled out from among mankind for some favour, or that they have a status which other people do not share, is an idea which […]

Difference between Major Sins and Minor Sins

May 9, 2017

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Q. Can you explain to me the difference between major sins and minor sins? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Sins may be divided into minor sins and major sins, according to the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the consensus of the early generations, and how they […]

Some of the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) who memorised Qur’an, the Book of Allah (may He be Exalted)

April 26, 2017

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Q. I would like to know about twenty of the Sahaabah, in detail and with their ages, who memorised the Holy Qur’an in full, and the names of their teachers. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: The Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) were the most eager of people […]

Selling a Product at Different Prices to Different Customers

April 24, 2017

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 Q. A brother works in a Muslim Shoe store. However the owners frequently change the price on the items.   Example, for person A, the item may cost $50 and for person B it would be $90 even though the true price of the item (labelled on it) is $ 60. Is it permissable to change […]

Permissibility of raising the price of a product in return for paying in installments

April 24, 2017

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Q. Is it permissible to sell by installments when the price of the product is increased?. A. Praise be to Allaah. Selling in installments means that you get the product sooner and pay all or part of the price later in known installments over a known period of time. The importance of knowing the ruling […]