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Reader on interest (riba), mortgage, leasing, insurance and other related matters of Islamic finance

RIBA (INTEREST),



Shaykh Buti on Riba (usury) in the West




Why is Riba, such as bank interest, forbidden? Are there alternatives in Britain?




Different ways of getting into riba




Interest, Riba, and War




RE: Follow-up Question on Riba in the U.S




Riba, Bank Interest, and Taking out a loan to start a business




RE: Emotions and Usury




Can I work at bank which works with riba? I live in a non-Muslim country.




Perfoming Hajj with riba debts due




Hajj on an interest-bearing loan?




About Riba with Parents




Is an ”administration fee” payable to settle a loan considered Riba?




Financing Economic Development Through Usurious (Riba-based) Loans




Accepting Interest so that Banks don’t “Use it Against Us”




Markups and riba




Repentance from riba




Riba Money: Not wanting the Bank to Benefit

Riba in the West



My father’s earnings




What’s one’s priority: pay off debts with interest or financially helping parents




Understanding Islamic Finance




Does taking drawing money from one’s own company at market interest rates constitute riba?



Deferred payment: Difference between things purchased and money lent




Partnership and taking out an interest based loan




How do we deal with interest from current accounts in conventional banks in terms of Zakat?




What If Bank Interest Is Minimal, Is It Allowed?




Al-Azhar Fatwa Declaring Interest Permissible




No justification for interest based loans




Is Interest Inevitable?




Why is bank interest haram?




Student Loans & Interest




MUFTI TAQI: Can Interest Income Be Applied Toward Taxes?




Husband Supporting Family with Haram Money?




Taking interest in non-Muslim lands?




Disposing of Bank Interest




What to do with things purchased with earnings from interest dealings?




Necessity (darura) that makes unlawful lawful… loans on interest? No!




Interest-bearing Loans, Trips, and Limits




Someone else taking interest loan for us against our will




Working at a firm which may have transactions involving interest




How do I get rid of the interest that accumulates in my bank account?




How to Get Rid of Haram Money




Gifts from Bank Money and Salary During Leave of Absence

MORTGAGES,





Victim of ribawi mortgage: Keeping our duty…




My friend acts as a middleman for interest-based home-financing. He doesn’t follow a madhha
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The right way of getting out of a mortgage…



Getting Rid Of Riba Money




Getting a mortgage for my father to lesser the interest….




Home Equity Loans: Permissible when the creditors have an ownership in the property proportiona




Getting a mortgage for my father to lesser the interest….




Mortgages in Cases of ‘Need’?




House Contract, A Girl, and Parents




Can One Take a Conventional Mortgage If Islamic Financing Is Not Available?




If you have a mortgage, do you have to pay zakat?




Purchasing a house which still has interest bearing loan…




Are Islamic alternatives for an interest-based mortgage: interest-based transactions in disguise?




Benefits, Mortgage…




Purchasing a house which still has interest bearing loan…




Unpaid Zakat, Mortgage, and Debt: What Do I Do?




RE: Loans, money and homes




Diminishing musharaka (co-ownership) home financing




Can we take out a mortgage? It is both financially advantageous, and

avoids a lot of immigration headaches for close relatives…




Shared ownership schemes




Benefits, Mortgage…




Zakat on Rental Income (which is used to pay off halal mortgage)




Can we take a loan & later re-finance with a Shariah-Compliant Company?




Guidance Financial Islamic Home Financing

LEASES/FINANCING



Fiqh of financing




Leasing a Franchise that sells haram products




Borrowing a motorbike that was purchased with a riba loan and making the loan payments




Financing: alluring ways to fall into riba




Is it Islamically permitted for a financier to demand a fixed return from the borrower?




Signing a contract which contains a payment clause on interest




Purchasing car on deferred payments: Paying more than the actual amount…




Leasing a car – Is it permitted, and if so with what conditions?




Interest on car? Buying a car with a higher price if the payments are differed…




Islamic Financing in the US

INSURANCE



Working with Medical Insurance




Paying £500 deposit or taking out insurance for a rented car




Selling insurance policies to non-Muslims?




Islam’s position on prevalent forms of insurance




Insurance policy maturing now…




Working in Insurance Company




Working in an insurance company




Car Insurance and a Family Dispute




Car Insurance Issues…




Insurance claims in car accidents…




Working for a life insurance company




Can a Sick Relative use my Insurance?




Life Insurance Money




Selling Car Insurance


RE: Insurance Claims



Public liability insurance




Is Deducted Life Insurance Money Halal? Please Explain




Selling insurance for a financial institution




Making Claims on One’s Car Insurance

OTHER RELATED MATTERS





Monetary Penalties on Late Payment: If a Customer Delays in Paying, Can we Charge him for this




Premium Bonds




Is it haram to use credit cards?




Delays in Making Credit Card Payments




Mutual Funds: Are they allowed?




‘O ye who believe! Devour not usury’ My father bought me saving

certificates which have multiplied in value: what do I have a right to?




Is it permitted to take inflation-adjusted loans?




Stock market investment




Do our scholars understand? RE: I have put money in an endowment policy: Is this fine?




Trading in currencies




Buying and selling gold for profit?




A person can borrow from their own IRA account to pay for education. But the government mandate




Death Benefit Schemes




Islamic Investments: Shari’ah Principles Behind Them




House insurance for break-ins, and damage: Is it haram?

I have put money in an endowment policy: Is this permitted



Is it permitted to accept a gift from someone whose money is mixed with the unlawful?



How to dispose of unlawful money




Haram Mosques?




Regarding Investing in the Stock Market…




Are Prize Bonds Halal?




Borrowing Money Across Borders




Bank Employment




The Fiqh of Working for a Bank




Currency Service




Investing in the Stock Market




Confirming whether my investment is, in fact, halal




The Fiqh of borrowing: Paying back debts




Accountants: Work & Interest Transactions




Student Loan to Cover Credit Card Bills?




Sending Clients to a Collection Agency




Bank loans when there is ‘dire need’




My mother forgot to pay the credit card bill on time, and now there’s an amount of interest sh




Compensation Fund Increased in Value: Halal or Haram




Declaring bankruptcy due to bad financial situation




The job of a lawyer, barrister or solicitor in the West




Would a career in real estate, as an agent, broker, or appraiser be permissible?




Working for a life insurance company




Working as a security guard to guard a bank




How does one deal with an invitation from someone whose income is not lawful




Pre-paid legal services




Welfare, Working Under the Table, and the Issue of Cheating and Deception


Choice of jobs




Fundraising for the mosque with tickets with prizes




Permissibility of and Zakat on 401k plan & other securities




Lottery funding for Islamic project

TheStar.com | GTA | `For Indians, Brampton is Canada’

In the summer of 2006, Babita Sharma and her 2-year-old son left their home in Punjab, India, to start a new life in Canada. But their destination was not Toronto. Instead, Sharma landed in Brampton, where she joined her husband.

“He didn’t even think of Toronto when he came here to look for a job,” said Sharma. “Brampton has everything we need – the community, the stores, and it’s affordable for us.”

It’s a move and a choice that many Indians immigrating to the GTA are making, according to the new census data released yesterday. In 2006, India surpassed China as the number one source of immigrants settling in Toronto.

About 77,800 immigrants came from India, and 17.4 per cent settled in the Toronto metropolitan area. The number of foreign-born residents in Brampton grew by 59 per cent between 2001 and 2006, according to the latest census data.

“For Indians, Brampton is Canada,” said Ahmed Iqbal, the executive director of Brampton Multicultural Community Centre, which serves 11,000 immigrants a year, the majority from India. “They have heard about it and they know that it is a place where people `look like us,’” he said.

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