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Can Women Wear Colorful Clothing?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My mother would like to open a women’s clothing store. I have refrained from helping her because I do not feel the clothing meets the Shariah standard for female clothing. To my understanding, females can only wear dark colors. What is the fiqh of female clothing? Answer: assalamu `alaykum […]

Documenting Usurious Transactions as an Accountant

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is the following hadith related to my work as an accountant?   Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) cursed the one who accepted usury, the one who paid it, the witness to it, and the one who recorded it. (Sunan Abu Dawood)   I work […]

Working in Product Distribution for Unlawful Companies

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If a person works for a global supply chain company in the import, export, and product distribution business, and among the company’s large array of clients is a haram company,  such as a brewery, are the earnings halal, haram, or makruh?  The company has many other clients into […]

Designing Buildings That May Be Used for Sinful Purposes

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m currently working in an architectural practice.  I understand that there are certain buildings which I’m not allowed to design (from my understanding) such as casinos, churches, places where alcohol is consumed, night clubs, etc. But what about designing buildings where sin may occur through such as gender […]

Rulings Regarding Selling and Displaying Islamic Wall Stickers

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: Assalamu alaykum, 1. Can you inform me of the ruling on whether having an online business selling Islamic wall stickers is permissible. My concern was that if I were to begin to post these out then 1. It may be disrespectful on the kalam of Allah. 2. Non-Muslims may […]

Is It Permissible to Work as a Medical Insurance Coder?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was looking into working from home as a medical coder. The job would require me to take the diagnosis and procedures preformed by the doctor and convert them into codes for insurance purposes. Is this halal, since the coding job will be done to get payment from the […]

Is It Permissible to Work for a Casino Valet Parking Company?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Asalamu alaikum.  A brother I know works as a valet for a valet parking company. He sometimes parks cars at restaurants and casinos.  Is parking the cars for those people going to the casino haram? The casino also gives free buffet food to those who use the valet service. […]

Is Selling Lottery Tickets Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is selling lottery in your store forbidden, haram? Answer: assalamu `alaykum It would not be permissible for an individual to sell lottery tickets in his or her store. This would be considered directly assisting in sin, which is prohibited. Gambling is decisively prohibited in the Qur’an when it states, […]

Working for Valet Company that Parks Cars for a Casino

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I am talking to a brother for marriage. He works as a valet for a valet parking company. They tell him where he will be parking cars for the night like a restaurant or a casino. Is parking the cars for those people going to the casino haram? […]

Working for a Company Providing IT Solutions in Un-Islamic Markets

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Would it permissible to work for a company which provides IT solutions such as hardware, software, networking etc to other companies that operate in a un-Islamic industry/market sector? Examples: Working for an IT company providing first/second/third line technical support to their clients that might include banks, clubs, the […]