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Is this lease-like financial transaction allowed in Islam?

Let's imagine this as follows: A is in need of $10,000 cash urgently and finds no lender. He owns a house, which he had rented out to someone for $500 a month. A, driven by the need of cash wants ...
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Does the Hanafi school permit debtors to profit from loans?

Unlike a personal loan, which is typically taken and used in need, business loans are often taken with the express intent of profiting therefrom. Often, a business may choose to go in debt not ...
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Can I use pictures on a website?

We do online business and sell products and services online. We do not put any photos, pictures or videos on our website (as photos are haram in Islam). By not adding any photos I mean not even ...
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Is real estate business allowed in Islam?

Is real estate business allowed in Islam? I live in the US and most buyers within the US buy a property with a mortgage loan, and I know anything to do with interest is not allowed. The only reason ...
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What is Shariah View on Multi Level Marketing/Network Marketing?

Nowadays, a lot of people are involved in Multi Level Marketing (MLM). In MLM Business have sponsor and recruiter. When sponsor recruit some people under him, The recruiter/new joiner will pay some ...
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Is it halal to promote web-service providers when I have no control over what content they'll provide?

I have a website for promoting web hosting services to host websites (myhostoffer.com). If a visitor on my website clicks on a link and purchases a service then I will get commission for that. Some ...
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Is academic writing for students Halal?

Is academic writing for students Halal? Normally students are given assignments and they pay someone to write for them with variable payments by bargaining. Is is halal for students as well as for ...
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Are earnings from Google AdSense halal?

Any website can connect with Google AdSense and can publish advertisement through it; in this way the website owners can earn money (Google collects the money from the advertisement publisher and ...
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Asking for more than the agreed upon labor cost?

Today I rode a rickshaw. After reaching my destination, I asked the driver how much the fair was. He asked for an impossible fare and wanted extra money for "the waiting"(which was still too ...
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How to run a online business without breaking the principles of Islam?

As-Salam-o-Alaikum, Just wondering, how to take care of every small element when doing online business. And how to beat competitors while doing that... I am talking about a business scenario in ...
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Is it impermissible to sell that which is permissable to businesses that are impermissible?

Is it Haram to sell that which is Halal to organisations that mainly deal in Haram matters. For example: A bar owner approaches you and wants to buy water from you in bulk quantities to sell in his ...
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Is tobacco sale haram?

My uncle's gas station is one of the only gas stations that sells no pork and no alcohol, and no lottery tickets, (alhamdullilah). It is a very busy store, and I worked there for a couple of months, ...
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Can a Muslim sell goods that are specific to other religions?

Can a Muslim sell things that are required only by non-Muslims? A very good example I can give is that of a book vendor whose customers demand for (say) a Bible or Gita. Can a Muslim sell such ...
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As a Muslim manager, is it appropriate to organize a prayer room for customers?

Suppose I am a manager at a mall which is quite far from the main city (just an assumption). Due to the fact that coming at my mall would result in a lot of time being spent there due to its distance ...
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Is eating at a restaurant that sells alcohol impermissible?

If you, nor anyone you are with drinks alcohol but you are still paying a seller of alcohol (by buying food, non-alcoholic drinks etc) is that permissible?
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Is amazon affiliate marketing haram for the marketer?

Assalamualikum, I want to know about affiliate marketing specifically amazon affiliate marketing. Amazon Commission System: Amazon gives a tracking ID to the marketer. If any visitor will come at ...
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How to do business with a person which is of different religion?

The scenario is broad in its macro term, to make it easier, let’s say you have a business partner who is of different religion e.g. Hindu or Christian. You also know that your business partner does ...
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Buying stuff and keeping it for later to sell it on a higher price?

I am in the process of buying domain names and then later on selling them for a higher price- assuming someone is willing to pay for them. What is the ruling on snapping up something undervalued and ...
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Is payment processing fee (paid by customer) interest if that fee become a gain for me instead of cost?

I take occasional payment from my customers using bKash (a mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh). I'm using their personal account option, which is mainly for personal transaction. I load ...
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Can a Muslim freelancer develop a movie site for customer?

If a Muslim freelancer is offered a project to program a website which has information about movies and upcoming events (cinema, sports, arts & music), is it Halal for him to accept such a project?...
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Is a marketing activity that involves contributing one's participation for a chance to win a prize gambling?

I know about purchasing something for a prize (Are products which offer a chance for free gifts permissible?), but what about you instead actually engage in promotion with the business? For example, ...
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Can I open a restaurant where men and women can mix?

I want to open a restaurant in Kerala, India. Here, culturally, men and women usually have mixed gatherings and are not separated. Will I be sinning if some of these people who mix come to eat in my ...
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Is it halal to earning profit from reselling shoes? [duplicate]

I'm a Muslim concerned about my profit makings. I purchase shoes online from Adidas or clothing items from Nike or Supreme and resell them to make profit. I usually list them for the price they resell ...
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Do I need any special approach to make a web service Sharia compliant?

Generally, if there are any guidelines to make a web application (available through web browser - like this page) Sharia-compliant? Note that many of my customers are not muslims. In my particular ...
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Is earning through the foreign exchange market (forex) halal? [duplicate]

Foreign exchange involves trading of different currencies in order to make a profit. Does the additional amount count as interest or is it halal?
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Is intraday trading haraam if you convert losses to investments?

The name "intra-day trader" refers to a stock trader who opens and closes a position in a security in the same trading day. ... Day traders and intra-day traders are at the top of the risk spectrum. --...
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Permissibility of earning from dealing in things that can be used for haram deeds?

I want to know about making/selling/dealing in things that have a possibility for haram use. If I sell vehicles with an audio system with an intention that the driver will use it to listen to ...
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What precisely does the “fallacious” fatwa of Muhammad 'Abduh regarding business transactions involving interest say?

From The Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law & The Madhhabs) by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips (pdf), pages 119-120: Muhammad 'Abduh (1849-1905 CE) ... made a Fatwaa allowing Muslims to be involved in ...
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Buying online a product that might be out of stock

Most of online stores mention in their terms of service that they cannot guarantee that a product is in stock at the time of the customer's order. Which means that when shopping online, I may be ...
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Female supervising men in Factory

My wife is planning to establish a pure water factory. In the Factory 75% of the workers will be men, while she supervise/manage them. What is the ruling regarding these issue.Kindly site references ...
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Zakat for startups

The way many startups work is that they burn through money long before they make revenue. Investors put in millions and the company often operates at a loss for 3-8 years, before they suddenly IPO for ...
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If a company is owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims, how can one pay zakat on the “company's savings”?

Nowadays, it is common place to have partnerships in a company owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims. How is the Muslim partner liable for zakat if the company funding is not in his direct funding but ...
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Is breeding dogs away from home allowed?

I want to start up a kennel (dog house) or start a business of dogs. If i raise and buy/sell dogs and keep them away from my house is that allowed in Islam or not? Is this business allowed?
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Overpricing During Crisis

During this corona virus crisis, The price of mask has increased 2000% in our country. Hand Sanitizer price has risen 200%. Is it permissible in Islam? I know there are some exceptions in case of ...
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Are corporate doctors sinful?

In today's capitalistic world, many professionals work in a corporate setting where the bottom line is to make more profit for the shareholders. In the medical field, we have many corporate ...
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Will it be haram to earn money by lying while negotiating a (buying) deal

I know it's haram to lie. My question is more complicated than just lying to earn money. What if I want to see if the other person is giving me a reasonable price and to do that I lie that I am ...
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Possible to sell goods that cater to non Muslims and other groups?

I was wondering if it is possible to sell goods to non Muslims, specifically targeting them for the item, not something like a Cross pendant, rather something else like a band that says "Catholic" for ...
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Investing in halal company that is partnered with company planning to add leverage trading (involves interest) in the future

Salam all, I have invested in a cryptocurrency ICO (like an IPO for cryptocurrencies/crowdsale) after researching into it to find any sort of haram connections or actions taking place by the company. ...
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Getting shares from a company that sells alcohol along with other food items

My husband works in an online food ordering company in kuwait. This is absolutely halal food.but last year this company was bought by a German company.now my husband gets his salary from halal company ...
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What do terms like Shirkat-ul-Mufavdha in business partnerships under Islamic law mean?

What is the meaning of the following terms in business partnership under Islamic law. 1) Shirkat-ul-Mufavdha شركة المفاوضة 2) Shirkat-ul-Anan شركة العنان 3) Shirkat-ul-Wajooh شركة الوجوه 4) ...
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Is working on coporate finance like budgeting and forecasting halal or haram?

is working on corporate finance like capital budgeting, financial analysis, finance forecasting is permitted in islam. is it halal or haram?
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Is selling alcohol-based tinctures haram?

I am in the process of establishing a business, which will offer products for health, body and beauty. The items that I plan to offer includes but are not limited to herbs, vitamins, organic food, ...
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Is providing digital signage for a restuarant which sells alcohol, bacon, etc., haram?

I have a question regarding digital signage. I have a Company which provides digital signage solution to customers. I provide them with complete software and hardware solutions. I have one customer ...
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Land Purchased from Haram money [closed]

I lived in one country for 4 years and due to some family issues i came back to my home country for good. I was advised by many friends to take loan while leaving the country. As I was not much into ...
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1 kg Seed given, 2 kg food returned. Halal or Haram?

To improve production we are distributing certified seeds to farmers and they are required to return 2 kg of grain after harvest. This grain will be sold and used to buy certified seed again which is ...
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How can I escape from a haraam multilevel network marketing scheme?

I'm a 20 year old Muslim boy, residing in India, and recently I came across these associates of multilevel network marketing who promised me wealth, fortune and fulfillment of all my lavish dreams. If ...
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Is it halal to make ad revenue from sexy wallpapers?

I am making an application in which i am using sexy wallpapers but not full nude wallpapers. I am adding it to the Google Play store, where users can download it for free. I earn money from an ad ...
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Can I sell a product for profit if I received it for free?

I got a mobile in free from my college, (a company visited the college and gave free mobiles to all students) but I sold it to my friend on market price. So is that permissible or not in Islam?
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Is it permissible to take commission for converting other people's black money to white?

I need to know if it's halal/haram to convert someone's money from bank. If someone has black money, by which I mean he has not paid tax to the government, can we convert it to white money (i.e. money ...
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Are auctions permitted according to Islamic laws?

For example, I go and buy something for $100, and auction that something starting the bidding at $1, and then hope for the best. Almost sounds like a gamble. Which is why I am asking if auctions are ...