Questions tagged [riba]

Riba means Interest. Riba is Haram (forbidden) in Islam, and it is considered a major sin.

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what is the Islamic point of view about taking balance as loan in cell phones?Does that count in interest?

When we take loans, a particular network provides us loans but then they deduct more credit after we recharge.
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Is it OK to teach banking related subjects in school?

Is teaching interest based banking system in school allowed for a Muslim teacher?
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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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Is working in central bank haram which does not provide loans nor keep deposits based on interest?

So far I know that working in riba-based bank is not allowed. But for central bank, which does not provide loans nor keep deposits based on interest, will it be permissible to work on the central bank ...
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Need loan to expland business operation

I am running a business and I would like to take loan from a bank to buy larger property for business expansion. The property reamins with bank as collateral until debt is paid off. Bank asks for 10%...
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Why is there no worldly punishment prescribed for dealing with interest?

It seems that interest ( riba) was said to be worse than adultery. I am wondering if that's the case, why is there no worldly punishment prescribed for ones who engage in interest but yet adulterers ...
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What should i do with riba money if it is already mixed with non riba money?

Assalamualaikum, I would like to ask what i should do with riba money that have been mixed with non riba money. Let's say for example we do some business and sometimes the transactions we do ...
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Is a UK university student loan riba, and if so, is it “necessary” if I have no other means to pay for education or to provide for my family?

I’ve heard student loans deemed as Ribaa. However, for a UK university student loan, the conditions are documented: How much you repay You pay back 9% of your income over the minimum amount ...
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Does buying a phone in installments involve riba, given that the total cost is more?

I am planning to purchase a phone for £25 upfront payment and £25.52 and over 24 months it is £637.48 for the iPhone 7, however, the Buy It Now price is £539, I am aware this includes interest but is ...
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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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Giving land to developers who work there by money from interest based loan

We know that after giving our land to them to work with the developers are going to take loan from conventional bank (involving RIBA) to work on my piece of land. So my question is, is it halal to ...
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Is fiat currency devaluation via inflation a form of interest, making fiat currency based money haram?

Since almost all currencies used today are fiat currencies with no real intrinsic value, and since most fiat currency devalue, is it really interest when any money bearing this interest is itself ...
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Can one do sadaqa (voluntary charity) out of haram income?

Can one do sadaqa out of haram income? Is it acceptable to almighty? Or almighty will punish him who will pay sadaqa out of haram income?
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Is Renting a property Haram if the rent agreement contains Riba?

The question is not about whether renting is lawful or not. The question is about the terms and conditions that come in every rental contract, and these are: If the rent remains unpaid for over 14 ...
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Can I make use of land that was purchased with an interest-based bank loan?

I have already bought a land. But to buy the land, I took some loan (portion of total money needed to buy) from a interest-based bank. Monthly basis I am still paying to the bank to return the money ...
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Investment in Islamic Business conglomerate that gives almost fixed returns

We have been investing in Heera Gold an Islamic company which aims to remove interest in society by allowing investment in their mainly gold export import business with an apparently profit sharing ...
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Rent payments with redemption

Assalamu aleikum. I have a question regarding mortgage. One of our state banks provide a program for young families. You have to open a deposit account and make certain deposit payment every month ...
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Is this riba and how do i fix this?

At the vending machine in our school, i got a hot chocolate. I wanted to pay, but the machine didn't let me. And you also have to pay with credit card. What am i supposed to do?
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Indexed Linked Investment Certificates - haram or not?

I am aware that Riba (usury) and investing in specific markets (Alcohol, Porn, etc.) is haram. However I was wondering if investing in index-linked certificates are deemed to be halal..? These ...
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How to buy a home in halal way

Assalamu Alaikum, I knew in India all the bank giving a loan based on interest, Now a days buying a home without loan is difficult for upper class family itself. then how a middle class man buy a ...
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Buying Prepaid Card

Anyone knows the ruling of prepaid card such as google play and steam wallet? say in Amazon US it costs 20 dollar to buy 20 Dollar gift card, but in my country it will cost IDR 22k for 20k, it looks ...
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Does one have a profit in an Islamic banking system?

Usually when you open an account in a bank they try to attract you with interest. My question is how so called Islamic banks can -likewise- offer their customers, especially as riba (and interest is ...
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Is it halal to take a student finance loan for education?

Muslim students tend to take a student finance loan in order to go through university without financial strain, but I've recently discovered there is interest involved. According to my friend, some ...
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Is leasing machinery for business is permisable?

I am a business man in Spain and we need to buy some machinery for manufacturing purposes. As I don't take riba-based loans, it's very tough for us to work because no bank has riba-free plans here; we ...
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Is it haram to invest on a bank's stock that has interest as a source of income?

I want to invest in a bank's share, but I know the bank earns interest as a source of income. But it does have other sources of income too. Will it be haram for me to invest in it knowing that it ...
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Is working in insurance company allowed if the Sharia Council of that country has approved it to be following Sharia rules?

I have been offered a job from a medical insurance company to work in their head office. In their profile they say that their company's operations are approved by Shariah Review Bureau (this ...
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Working as Equity Research Analyst

I have a offer from a research firm in which the job is to give investment advice on a particular stock in the capital market. My duty is to study the company and analyse it thereby coming to ...
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Is it halal to take a riba-based loan for someone else, and receive fees for this?

I was given an offer to get a loan for a builder, in return of which he would give me 6% of the loan amount. The procedure of work is: The builder would put his property in my name which I need to ...
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Have i committed riba or is it fixed?

This just popped back in my head. So i bought an online item some other time. And i did not really like it so i refunded it. I got my money back but i still had the item (which i didn't want to). So i ...
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Can I work in a company that provides solutions to the bank?

What is the ruling if I work for a company that provide solution to interest based banks? Also what is the ruling if a bank is giving me money to do a task that is not related to banking.
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Difference between Riba & intrest

Two types of banking system are available in the commercial business I e conventional banking and islamic. Normally two words Riba and intrest are used for benefits of account holders. What is ...
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Justification of Interest and EMI

This question is regarding a justification given to me about EMI. Suppose I want to buy something which is say worth 100,000$ but I can't afford that much at a time. So the company gives me another ...
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Is this a form of theft (or riba)?

I see some people online doing this: they pay for an item (this is a pre-order, so the item is not officially out for the people yet), cancel the order, get their money back but also a code (for the ...