Are Chit Funds Allowed in Islam?

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked whether chit funds, the practice of pooling money and deciding who should receive the funds by lot, is permissible. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I want to know if chit funds are allowed in Islam. I’m referring to a chit fund where a group of people pool […]

Can I Bring Back the Same Copy of the Qur’an That I Took From a Mosque Instead of the Original Copy?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A couple of months ago I took a copy of the Quran from a mosque.I planned to bring it back before leaving the country but then I found out that my mom had already put it in one of the moving boxes – and opening them is not an […]

How To Make Up for Carelessness Regarding Other’s Belongings?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh. I have a few issues regarding things that are in my possession, which I don’t rightfully own. 1) I have a paintbrush that might have belonged to one of my art teachers in school or it could have been supplied to art […]

If My Family Borrowed Items and Failed to Return Them, Can I Return Them Without Informing Them?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My family sometimes take things like towels/bedsheets from hospital stays or fails to return something friends let them borrow.  Sometimes this happens just out carelessness or forgetfulness, and sometimes intentionally because they don’t consider this a sin. My question is: in order to rid our household of haram […]