Fiqh of dealings

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Ruling on working in banking sector

Question: Is there anything like permissible and impermissible work to do in banking sector for Muslims? Do all bank jobs come under haraam? If my disbelievers parent ask me (I

Taking house on mortgage

Question: Here in Canada, similar to the US, in order to own a house, one needs to take mortgage since usually most people do not have enough money to pay

Working in a non-Muslim army

Question: Is it allowed for a Muslim man to work in the Spanish army? Shaikh Hasan Al-Banna: It’s not allowed for a Muslim to join the army of the disbelievers.

Buying from stores which sell haram

Question: Is it permissible to buy food from grocery stores that also sell and serve alcohol, or fly on airlines which serve alcohol to the passengers? Zaynab El-Kateb: If there

Prohibition of selling haram things

Question: A sister from the United States got divorced and remarried a man who’s retired. She’s 55 years old and has a job. However, the income isn’t sufficient to provide

Ruling on braiding in yarn of synthetic hair

Question: May Allah allow your efforts to be a means of ease for you in this life and the next! A female is a Cosmetologist wanted to ask. She recently

The ruling on dealing with the opposite gender

Question: What is ruling on women dealing with men (or vice versa) for business purpose? For example, buying goods in market etc. May Allah bless you. Zaynab El-Kateb: The Scholars

Denouncing a drug dealer

Question: Is it correct to denounce a person who is supposed to be a Muslim but he sells drugs? I have a Muslim relative who is addicted to drugs and

Is exchanging money allowed?

Question: I have heard that the exchange of money for money is Riba. As one is exchanged for more of the other. Please clarify. May Allah bless you. Zaynab El-Kateb:

My bank offers me shopping discounts

Question: I have my bank account in HBL, when I use my debit card for shopping they offer 15% discount on different brands of clothes, makeup & restaurants etc. I