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N.B. Rulings are given in accordance with the Hanafi school of thought


Q: I sold goods to a customer some months ago. This customer has not paid me. My only recourse in getting my money back is to issue summons. My query is : Can I charge him for all my legal costs ?

Q: Is Lottery permissible? Every month 12 people put R100 each, and each month 1 person will get the whole sum of R1200.

Q: We don't have our own house but we have a plot and some saved money for construction purposes. We understand that we don't have to pay Zakat on a piece of land, but we not sure about the money saved which is still not enough for construction purposes.

Q: I work as a flight attendant in the Middle East. Is it true that my salary is Haram mixed with Halal, since I serve passengers with alcoholic beverages during their flight? Should I resign and find a Halal job instead? Is it permissible for me and my family to eat from the money that I have earned as a flight attendant, or should I give a portion of my money to charity to make it Halal? I have also heard that if I pay the Zakat, it can change my Haram salary into Halal. Is this true? I'm confused as my main task is to take care of passenger's safety and serving alcoholic beverages is only a side task for me. Is there a way to make my salary Halal?

Q: "I work in an office. We are allowed some perquisites, for example Taxi Travelling Costs. If I have to travel then my company will pay me the taxi charges for the distance travelled. My question is that, if my company allows me to use the taxi facility but I use public transport (buses) and claim taxi fare from my office, is it allowed for me or is the amount Haram for me? If I sacrifice my luxury (taxi travel), and suffer hardships for travelling by bus, am I allowed to claim the taxi charges (allowed by my office)?"

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