Endowment means dedicating something that can give benefit, while retaining ownership of it, in order to gain reward from Allah. This means that the principal is retained, but the yield is given freely
The unanimity of Muslim scholars agrees that a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non- Muslim including those who follow Bahai’ism as it is creed concocted with elements from Buddhism and other religions.
A Muslim woman can marry a communist only if he believes that there is no other deity than God and Muhammed is God’s messenger. In other cases it is forbidden. This article answers this question in details.
Muslim scholars have 2 different views on burying a Muslim in a coffin in societies where Muslims are minorities. The first discourages it and the second permits it in certain conditions as in case of soft land.
It is forbidden to Muslims to eat any food certainly mixed with what is forbidden like pork. In case of doubt about it then the food is permissible to eat, because the normal ruling is that things are permissible.
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Praying it is a communal obligation and it must be prayed in congregation and in the masjid. When the eclipse is visible and can be seen by people, the call is made to gather the Muslims in the mosque.
Offering prayers for rain (salaat al-istisqa’) is a Sunnah, as confirmed by saheeh hadeeths and the practice of the early generations of Islam.
This refers to the killing of an animal in the wild, which is lawful to eat, has no owner and cannot be brought under human control.
Slaughter should be in accordance with the way recommended by Islam, it is obligatory, if not, it is not permitted to eat that animal. Scholars unanimously agree on this.
In Islam, it is perfectly permissible for a Muslim to work for a non-Muslim providing that the task he is working on is permissible and that the arrangement is a contract for a service against remuneration.
In Islam it is forbidden to trick anyone even if this person is non-Muslim or unbeliever. This applies to products prices and any type of trade.
Islam prohibits Muslims from renting a property to someone who will use it for forbidden activities like selling wine or carrying out usurious transactions. This also comes under the heading of furthering evil.
It is forbidden for Muslims to drink, serve, sell or buy wine. Whoever deals with it is cursed. Accordingly it is forbidden to a Muslim to present or carry wine to his non-Muslim or Muslim friends at any place.
There are two views on the subject of working in places serving wine or pork. The first prohibits it unless in case of necessity provided that he doesn't deal with forbidden items. The other just prohibits it.
It is not permissible for Muslims to work in any worship places like churches and mausoleum addressing anyone than God alone. As in this way they are approving falsehood and helping those worshiping other gods
God has prohibited gambling and as lottery is a type of gambling it is forbidden. Despite the fact that some countries raise national lottery and a part of the income is given to the poor it is still rejected in Islam.
A wife and children that can’t earn their own living are not accountable for the husband unlawful earning. He is responsible for his own deeds but they should do their best to persuade him to find a legitimate income.
It is permissible for Muslim students to receive government students’ loans from non-Muslim countries during their studies if it is ascertain that the amount will be repaid without any interest incurred.
Some countries give unemployed citizens statutory benefits. It is forbidden to exploit this if they are working and earning wages unless the earnings are within the low-pay limits allowed by the government.
In principle partnership is permissible. In case the other partner is a non-Muslim; the project must be run by the Muslim partner and care must be taken so that this partnership does not lead to what God has forbidden
Taking interest from the bank and paying it for charity is subjected to different views; the first says it is prohibited to save money in usurious bank. The other says the interest could be taken and paid to charity.
Contemporary scholars have two different views on mortgage; the majority forbids it as it involves usury. The other says it is possible in case it is for personal residence and no other place is available to live.
Cooperative insurance is permissible, but commercial insurance is not as it involves acts like usury. It is accepted in case of necessity but it is better to establish Insurance companies with Islamic patterns.
If a Muslim living in non-Muslim country rents his shop to someone and the lessee business is mostly permissible but he sells some prohibited articles then the fault in this arrangement is born by the lessee alone.