Assalamu alaykumThere are very few things in which a man doesn´t know if it is halal or haram or how to handle correct according to Quran and Sunna because it´s so modern – how then should we know if it is halal or haram. F.ex in the past there were no planes. Juft for the last 100 years. The prophet (s.a.s) and then Quran didn´t say if planes are halal or haram – how should we know? THIS WAS NOW JUST A SILLY EXAMPLE – I know that planes are halal, it was just an example. Or whether oral sex is permitted or not – maybe the prophet (s.a.s) didn´t know about oral sex,etc.there was also a history where the prophet(s.a.s) send a companion to Ysemen to teach people about Islam, and the prophet asked him how will you answer their question. He answered according to the quran. Then the prophet said and what if it is not answered in the quran. The companion answered: then according to the sunna. The prophet asked again: and what if the answer is not in the quran and not in the sunna. Trhe companion answered: Then according to my experience and knowledge as long as it is not haram. Is this hadith correct and is it the answer of my question?
AS-SALAAM-U-ALAI-KUM. I have two questions-1.Accrding to majority of scholars, a person cannot buy shares in a company, whose main business though is halal but it also deals in some unislamic things like riba. But some scholars say that it is allowed to buy shares of that company if some conditions are met, like, the company's earnings from the interest are not more then 5% of the net earnings of the company, its debts should be less then 1/3 of its assets and so on. Now my question is how the scholars calculated these percentages? Scholars differ in these percentages and perhaps differ in the conditions too. Is there any quotes from QURAN or HADEETH to support these conditions?Please state them if there are any.2. If I buy shares in these companies with the intention of selling them before getting any dividend,so then also I have to consider those conditons set by the scholars or can I buy shares of any company,irrespective of its interest earnings and debt-assets ratio(as long as the main business of the company is halal)? Remember that I am only considering the shares as goods purchased from the market and selling them for profit, and not taking dividend.
If we purchase haram food unknowingly, are we allowed to eat it so that it does not go to waste? I know that pork is strictly forbidden, but what if accidentally purchase food with beef in it?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am from southern Africa from Botswana and I have two questions. 1. A Muslim in our area sells Haram things from his shop/restaurant. People here think that it is Haram for them to eat or to buy food from his restaurant. My question is that in a restaurant where they sell Halal food and also sell alcohol for non-Muslim customers, is it Haram for a Muslim to eat there? 2. In South Africa there are many big stores. They sell almost every thing. Non-Muslims own them. Is it Haram for a Muslim to buy his groceries from there?
If a haram product touches a halal one such as meat, intentionally or unintentionally, will the halal product be deemed haram?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I'm a taxi driver. Sometimes, people ask me to take them to Haram places such as bars. Should I refuse to take them to such places? Please, enlighten me on what Islam says on this issue. Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to feed my cat food which is not halal (permissible)? They do not come into the house and are fed outside.
As-Salamu `alaykum. My question is about music in Islam. I am referring to qawali music, which consists of songs praising Allah and /or His Prophet Muhammad, like the music of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Is listening to western music permissible?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. The question I have is related to the degree to which I must obey my mother. Her requirements of my time, money and effort become very strange and unreasonable. Sometimes she asks me to do things for her that will in effect harm her. For example, my wife and I do not go to Indian concerts because of the abominable activities that go on there such as drinking a lcohol, bad language, dance and music. My mother wants me to take her there.I politely refused mentioning that it is not allowed in Islam, and especially since this event is for teenagers. I am not in my teens. Secondly, the event is late at night 9 p.m.- 12 midnight in a downtown where I do not dare venture.For more serious examples, she enjoys going to functions where there is bid`ah (innovation) and expects my wife or me to drive her there. I do not believe in the activities that go on at such places and have made my opinions clear about not to go to such places. However, she cites the hadith concerning obeying the parents and my wife or I take them grudgingly. I drop them and pick them up but do not enter.What shall I do? How can I educate someone like this? Am I committing a sin by not taking them to a concert? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I work in a store whe re lottery tickets and pork sandwiches are sold. Due to my circumstances, it’s hard for me to find another job. Is it permissible to work there?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is the meaning of Makruh? And what is the difference between Makruh and Haram? Your reply will be very much appreciated!
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to build a mosque or a school with ill-gotten money such as the money gained through gambling or stealing? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. 20 years ago I bought a landed property with part of the money from a lucky draw that I won. You submit the cutting of the product and the distributor pick the winner.I understand that this is haram. What must I do now? the house is rented out. Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Salam...Can a muslim works in a factory that producing flavours of syrup that some of them use for indgredient mixes in liquor drinking products which are producing by another factory outside from the country
As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatallahu wa Barakatuh! My question is a technical one. My friend is a taxi driver and he illegally touts for fares at the airport. Another issue is that other cab drivers are waiting genuinely in a queue and he picks and chooses the fares he wants, while the drivers waiting in the queue have to accept wherever the passenger wants to go. My friend is not sure whether what he is doing is haram or not. What should I say to my friend? notes: I told him it is Haram, but he told me a sheikh told him it was OK. He did not tell me which sheikh gave him this advice. I am also assuming that he told this sheikh that other cab drivers were doing this as well. I am concerned for my friend because he establishes regular prayer and I want him to earn Halal money.