From the Fatwa Department
After due consideration of the MTN Zakhele share offering and consultation with Ulama our considered opinion is that the said share offering is not in conformity with Shariah principles, largely based on the fact that the offering is structured on the basis of interest based funding that is prohibited in the Shariah. Accordingly, it is not permissible to invest in this offering from a Shariah perspective.
Q. My uncle worked for NIT and then for National Bank of Pakistan till his retirement with a golden handshake. All of his life he worked for these groups by his own will and never tried to get another job to avoid riba related activities. Now he has given me some amount from his assets. Is that amount halal for me to take and spent on my family?
Q: If someone works as an accountant in a restaurant bar and lounge where people have food as well as alcohol, is their earning halal or haram?
Q: I have been offered a position as an insurance agent selling auto insurance which is mandatory in Toronto, Canada. I only provide a quote for coverage but it is not binding. The insurance company does the binding/transaction. Will this be a halal option for me?
Q: Please advise me on what type of wedding rings for males are allowed.
Q. I live in the UAE, and my parents are considering conducting my nikah online via video conferencing to a girl who is currently in the US. If all the guardians (wakeels) are present, is the nikah on video conferencing permissible? If yes, how would we sign the nikah document? Can it be signed later via a courier service?
Q: Is it permissible for women to use contraceptive pills? There is also some other type of treatment which is used, I think its called coptee, I stand for correction on the name but basically this is how it operates, they insert a loop which stops the fluid from going in thus preventing the women from falling pregnant. This loop is reversible, in other words if you want to remove it to conceive you could. Is this form of it permissible or not?
Q: Is it permissible to find out the sex of the child that is in the foetus