Should I Avoid Pursuing Islamic Studies While Paying My Parents Mortgage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a person indulges in major sin, should he avoid to pursue Islamic studies? My parent have a lot of debts on mortgage and I am hoping to get a job and help them. But I would have to pay interest which is a sin. I would […]

Can I Deduct up to a Year Worth of Long Term Debt Payments When Calculating Zakat?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. There seems to be conflicting opinion regarding zakat on long term debt. On one hand I have found that I can deduct up to a year worth of long term debt payments when calculating zakat but there is a position saying that long term debts are not […]

Dealing With a Terminal Illness and Impending Death

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness and does not have long to live. I would like to know what a person in this situation should focus on with regards to their Islamic worship during the last months of life e.g seek forgiveness, […]

Calculating Zakat With Long Term Debts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Zakat and Long Term Debts Question: I have an Islamic mortgage for $150,000 over a period of 25 years, plus, a loan from a family member amounting to $100,000. Currently, I have at hand $10,000 in savings. I am repaying $1900 per month to cover the outstanding debt. I wish […]

Paying Off Debts of the Deceased

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: It is a question about paying off debt for the dead. I am sorry that the question became too long to explain. My sister’s husband passed away two days ago at the age of 46, leaving behind two kids(age of 2 and 5). After hearing from my friend […]