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Using My Rented House as a Bar

Using My Rented House as a Bar: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: A Muslim is not allowed to rent his house to be used as a bar. So, if you rented your …

I’m Tired of My Husband’s Lack of Care

Married But Single: Coping With An Absent Husband

Salam Aleikom, In this counseling answer: Should a husband help around the house? How to rekindle the love and care in a marriage after 15 years The Islamic way to strengthen the marital relationship Is divorce a good solution in such situations? *** Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and …

Buying a House with Interest on the Price

Buying a House with Interest on the Price: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Usury (riba) is impermissible (haram) either in housing or any other dealings. 2- As for the kind of contract …

House Rent and Land for Selling: Subject to Zakah?

House Rent and Land for Selling: Subject to Zakah?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam gives due care to financial matters stating numerous rulings concerning earning and spending money of which is Zakah. …

Rooftops

Plant Your Vegetables On Your Rooftops

Rooftops of buildings are usually large areas overcrowded with junk and useless objects. With a little effort and money, these rooftops can be transformed to mini-gardens that produce vegetables and fruits, free from hormones and pesticides. Many countries have embarked on projects to increase the amount of greenery on rooftops. This provides a good opportunity …

Don't Leave Your House Without This

Don't Leave Your House Without This

A brilliant reminder from Mufti Menk that we shouldn’t leave our house without doing this one thing! Read the word of Allah before you leave your house everyday! It will give you reward!

Giving the Family House to Wife as a Gift: Permissible?

Giving the Family House to Wife as a Gift: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Gifting is an Islamic manner that is highly recommended by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). 2- …

Reflections on Spider Houses in the Quran

This verse reaffirmed my faith that Allah is the most high, all competent, and all wise. To put forth such a parable that can have so many layers and meaning is amazing to me.

Home as the Place of Delight

Islam perceives the house as a place of matchless delight. It is a ground for taking pleasure in the most and best gifts that God has made permissible to man. The Arabic term “maskan“, which also means the house, is derived from an Arabic verb “sakana” which means to calm down, to repose, to rest, …



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