Perhaps my question has been asked many times before. It is about mortgages in non-Muslim countries. We live in a western society and we live in rented accommodation so as to avoid riba. Recently we found out that there are no houses for rent, and 96% of the market is based on mortgages. All houses are offered for sale only. Some of them told me that in this situation it is permissible for me to buy a house by means of a mortgage and, moreover, it is possible to get the mortgage in the name of family insurance, so that the individual does not pay riba or a mortgage; rather it is paid by the insurance. Is it permissible to get a mortgage in the name of the family insurance, in such a way that you and other trustees or borrowers are not dealing directly with the bank and the lawyer takes care of dealing with the mortgage on your behalf?
I hope that you can advise me as to whether that is permissible or not.
I would like to know some of the ahaadith which speak of the virtues of Jumu'ah prayer.
I hope you can give me some examples of good deeds that we can do every day to increase our hasanaat.
How sound is this hadeeth: “The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr”?
Is divorce issued by a civil court valid?
I have a few questions concerning parents:
1. What right does my Mother have over me?
2. What right do I have over my mother?
3. What do I have the freedom to do (which is Halal or Mubah, Ofcourse) without my Mother having the right to stop me?
4. When does the Father have the final say in a matter?
I love my mother very very very much. She is very over protective, and sometimes I feel like I'm in chains. I know she is doing it out of extreme love for me. How can I tell her that I need a little choice of my own in life.
What is the rate of Zakaat al-Fitr? Is it permissible to give it after the Eid Prayer? Is it permissible to give Zakaat al-Fitr in cash?
I would like to know how the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) earned his living?
When I do Salah (formal prayers) or intend to do good deeds I often get very evil thoughts in my mind. When I concentrate in Salah, and try to focus on the meaning of the words, evil thoughts enter my mind, which make evil suggestions about everything including Allah. I feel very frustrated and angry about this. I know that none forgives sins except Allah alone, but because of my thoughts I feel that there is nothing worse than to have evil thoughts about Allah. After Salah I ask Allah's forgiveness, but feel very bad because I want to stop these evil thoughts, but I can't stop them. These thoughts spoil my enjoyment of Salah, and also make me feel as though I am doomed. Please advise me.
Does diarrhoea make it permissible for the fasting person to break his fast?