Do I Have to Pay Zakat on the Money in My Company?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have to calculate how much I have to pay in Zakat. I have some money in my private bank account. I am owner of a car shop where we have cars for sale, and we have a bank account for the company. I can’t use the […]

Is It Permissible to Work for an Unethical Company?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have come across an opportunity to work at an Apple store. My concern is that I’ve seen an NBC news report about Apple’s products being made at factories where workers are treated unfairly. What is the ruling concerning accepting such a job? Answer: assalamu alaykum Working […]

Can I Cut Ties With a Muslim Friend Who Is a Bad Influence?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Can I cut off ties with a Muslim friend? I am trying to become a better Muslim. She really angers me, she cheats on tests, lies, and swears. I tried to advise her but she doesn’t listen. Can I not talk to her anymore? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

“On Friendship, Brotherhood and Companionship” now online

There are spiritual advantages to our friendship. Alone we may fall prey to depression, loneliness, or temptation, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks explains in the latest installment of the Travelling Light series. Shaykh Seraj’s exposition of Imam Ghazali’s Book 14 of the Ihya Ulum al-Din, On the Halal and Haram is now online, thanks to Classes | Travelling Light. […]

Keep The Company of These Three Types of People, by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said,  “Keep the company of the elderly, ask of the scholarly and spend time with the people of wisdom.” This advice is as relevant as ever, as Shaykh Ahmed Abdo explains. Shaykh Ahmed Abdo was born in Sydney, Australia. His pursuit to seek traditional […]

Can We Use a Car Provided by the Government for Personal Needs?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum My father has been given a government car for personal use up to some specified time limit. We discharge our driver at night. In his absence, are we allowed to drive that car if it is within the specified limit of petrol usage? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]