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Ruling of Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

Ruling of Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

What is the ruling of selling living animal by weighing it, such as selling living cow or goat by weighing it?

In the name of Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger, amma ba’du,

In Fatawa Syabakah Islamiyah it is said that,

إن الأصل هو أن الحيوانات الحية من أغنام وأبقار ونحو ذلك لا تحتاج في بيعها إلى وزن، وإنما تباع برؤيتها إذا كانت موجودة، أو بأوصافها التي تميز بعضها عن بعض، بحيث تنتفي الجهالة والغرر

Basically, there’s no need to weigh living animal, such as goat, cow, and the like upon selling them, but it is enough to sell it by looking at it, if it is present on spot or by revealing its detail that differentiate it from others; the point is there is no uncertainty or trickery in it.

أما بيعها على الوزن فلم يكن معروفاً، ولكن الظاهر أنه لا محظور فيه، إذ ليس فيه مانع من موانع البيع، وعليه فلا حرج في شراء الأضحية بالوزن.

As for selling living animal by weighing it, it is a method that is less known to the society. However, we might conclude that there’s no prohibition regarding this matter. Since it contains no forbidden element in trading, therefore, it is no problem to buy a slaughtered animal by weighing it.

And Allah knows best.

Reference: Fatawa Syabakah Islamiyah, no. 14080

Author: Ustadz Ammi Nur Baits

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Mudharaba of Shari’a Bank: Sharing Usury that is masked with the label “Shari’a”

Scholarship from Bank

Sharing Usury that is masked with the label “Shari’a”

Inside the practice of mudharaba product in shari’a bank, there is a controversial stipulation, that is: the mudharib (fund manager) is required to give full warranty over the fund lent by bank from any kind of loss. The product is considered as a new invention in mudharaba that is never been seen before. It is called mudharabah musytarakah.

mudharabah musytarakah is a combination of two words, mudharabah and musytarakah.

The meaning of mudharaba is transaction of investment between the funder (money/asset owner/shahibul mal) and the fund manager (mudharib) to start a certain business with profit-sharing system based on percentage agreed by both parties, whereas the loss of capital will only be borne by the funder.

Musytarakah means: union, combination or group. Thus essentially, Mudharabah musytarakah is a common mudharaba modified into a product of shari’a bank to replace  saving/deposit with interest of conventional bank.
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What is the ruling of kissing one’s hand and bowing to other?

Kissing one’s hand and bowing to other?


Ustadz, is it true that kissing one’s hand and bowing out to him are not from Islamic teaching, but from the feudal teaching? Please explain it to us.

May Allah reward you greatly.

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Ruling of Triangle-Shaped Credit

Housing Credit

Triangle-Shaped Credit



Ustadz, there is a friend of mine who is offered to work in an optic shop. Aside from providing cash payment service, the store also give credit facility through certain bank by paying the down payment to the store first. Is this kind of transaction allowed? May he work in that store?

May Allah reward you with goodness.

From: Jumardi

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Ruling of Working in Court

Working in Court

Ruling of Working in Court

There are two types of court, shari’a court (religious court) and general court that use positive laws.

This second type could further be divided into two; court that use laws that differ from Allah’s law in various criminal cases, and court for deciding cases regarding administrative cases (for example, constitutional court, -ed).

Ruling of Working in Court needs to be detailed, depends on the type of the court

If the court adopt shari’a law (in the matter of inheritance, etc) or general court that doesn’t use laws that against the shari’a law, it is allowed to work in it; whether as a common employee, a judge, or an attorney.

In contrast, if the court is a general court that tends to use laws that are different from shari’a laws in cases of murder or other kind of criminal act, it is not allowed to work there, even just as an administration staff. It is considered as helping one another in committing sin and hostility, something forbidden in this religion, as revealed in the second verse of chapter Al Maida/The Table Spread.

If a person continues to work at that court as a judge, then he’ll be included as a person who use human-made laws that inappropriate with Allah’s law, and this is considered as a major sin; even worse, it may drag him to infidelity, expelling him from his religion.
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