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Fiqh of dealings

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Women teaching boys in case of necessity & viceversa

Question: I live in the West, where schools are for both boys and girls. We have quite some Muslims here and schools from the first class to high school have

Using copyrighted products

Question: I would like to know if downloading free, pirated programs to edit photos or videos is considered as stealing from the company who made them. Is it permissible for

Seeking husband’s permission to spend own wealth

Question: Does a woman need her husband’s permission before she spends her own money? Zaynab El-Kateb: No, the woman has an independent authority over her money or wealth. Ri0715

Selling something For more Than The Original Price

Question: I have a mobile which my father had bought in Rs.10,000 ($95.49). Now I want to sale that mobile. We went for its market price and the shopkeeper rated

The ruling on cooperative and medical insurances

Question: My health insurance is the cheapest government insurance that is offered to low income families. It is based off of my mother’s income. Without it, paying for my medication

Different types of insurance and their ruling

Question: Can we Muslims apply for insurances, the different kinds, are they permissible? Zaynab El-Kateb: All types of commercial Insurance are haram ie. not allowed. It is prohibited to pay

Buying a car on installments

Question: We have the option of buying a car on installments in which the sellers say there is a service charge, something extra we must pay every month. Is this

Filing for bankruptcy to cancel debt

Question: May I apply for bankruptcy since I can’t pay off my student loan by myself, neither in small nor large amounts? The application would allow the government to cancel

Withholding the money of a student if she agreed to this by a contract

Question: Is it allowed for an organisation to mention in their terms and conditions that “students are not entitled to any refund when they decide to stop the classes before

Are charges for delayed payment considered riba?

Question: Over here (India) phone companies have introduced a package called S.O.S; whenever your phone balance is less than 5 rupees, we can send a msg and we get 10