Is It Permissible to Charge an Additional Fee in a Franchised Business?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I used to work at a retail phone store and my boss would charge a $15 activation fee for a new line when there was no such fee. I have realized that he must have signed a contract with them pledging to follow their rules. Was it […]

The Etiquette of Earning a Livelihood: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of earning a livelihood forms the 13th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work How Can I Make a Correct Intention So That My Good Deeds Are […]

I Have an Income but I Never Possess the Nisab. Should I Pay Zakat?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have learned that nisab is the amount of wealth that one has kept for one lunar year. What do you do if you never have that? Is one then exempt from paying zakat? Answer: assalamu alaykum In order for zakat to be obligatory upon an individual, […]

The Woman I Love Doesn’t Want to Marry Me Because of My Low Income.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am in love with a young woman. We have done sinful things in the past. Will Allah and the Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) ever forgive me? At first, she said she didn’t want to marry me because my income was too low. […]

The Story of Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani, by Novid Shaid

Writer and poet, Novid Shaid, weaves a tale of two men who led very different lives with what they were granted by Allah. There were once two men: Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Ghani. Abdul Razzaq was a faithful man, who was very resourceful, with a talent for acquiring wealth. By the age of forty, he […]

Can I Use My Movie Website to Promote Halal Products?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, I have a movies and songs website, something similar to Youtube. 1. I own an e-commerce website for which I display adverts on the movie website. 2. I am affiliated with Amazon and some Halal businesses to promote their halal products on my movie website taking an […]

Does Working at a Place Where Alcohol Is Sold Make One’s Income Impermissible?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam Alaykum, My brother works at a place where alcohol drinks are sold. Does this make his income impermissible? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, If the work that he does is permissible, his income would be permissible, regardless of whether or not alcohol is served […]

Accepting Wealth from a Person Whose Wealth is Predominantly Unlawful

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What are the different types of haram incomes? What kind of money would be deemed haram? And is it okay to accept a gift/money that came from a haram source if you have an intention of donating it? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]