From the Fatwa Department
Q: On the issue of begging I would like to know whether it is compulsory to give to every beggar that comes to your car or home if you are in possession of extra monies? Eg: does it matter if you can see the person is on drugs or is drunk or is well dressed etc.
Q: We want to make a secret Nikah ?
I am a student and want to know if a secret nikah is valid in Islam? I am interested in a boy and he is also a student and are told we can only marry after studies which is in a few years. Will making nikah to stay away from sin be the right way to go ?
I was advised to speak to Ulama regarding certain disturbing blogs authored by Muslims that bring out the tales and experiences of boys and girls seeking marriage partners, their experiences and other gossip. The blogs are written in a very comical and unpleasant manner, making a mockery of people and serve as cheap gossip and entertainment for the reader with very minimal or no benefit at all.
Q: A person has a business and is in need of a loan. A friend agrees to lend R50 000, but the friend says he wants a share of his sales i.e. he will invest in his business, but he must be paid R65000.
If he repays him back R65000 , he will lend him the money.
Is such a transaction allowed?