Rahmat-e-alam foundation

Rahmat-e-Alam Foundation has been providing the online question/answer service since 2003 through the Shari’ah Board of America website. Inshallah in the future this service will be provided through Rahmat-e-Alam Foudnation’s Darul Ifta portal. Until then we will be accepting online questions through www.shariahboard.org Currently Questions are accepted three days a week from Thursday through Saturday. There are dedicated Muftis who answers these questions.

Following are some helpful instructions which can help an individual, who is looking for specific information, in finding it easily and efficiently.

  • Please be very specific when asking a question.
  • Do not write 2 page essays providing irrelevant details.
  • There shall be one question asked per instance. If more than one question is submitted per instance then only the first question will be answered.
  • Please provide correct contact information including email address, so that you can be reached for any clarifications as and when needed.
  • Please utilize the Search functionality to find if a similar question already exists, before submitting your question. Although the search bar is not very robust, it still serves the purpose, so help yourself and the organization by using it to find existing information.

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Warning against interest
Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah Radhi-Allahu A’nhu reported: “Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul-lum cursed those who consume interest, the one who pays it, the one who writes it (contract) and the two witnesses to it (contract).” Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul-lum said: “They are equal (in sins).” [Muslim and others]

If anyone gives as Sadaqa the equivalent of a date from that (earning) earned honestly, for Allah accepts that which is lawful, the Lord would accept it with His Right Hand, and even if it is a date, it would foster in the Hand of the lord, as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes bigger than a mountain. Sahih Muslim

Encouragement towards sincerity, truthfulness and correct intention
Sayyiduna Abu Darda Radhi-Allahu A’nhu reports that Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul- lum said: "That person who goes to his bed with the intention of waking up at night to perform salah but he was overcome by sleep till the morning, what he intended will be written for him and his sleep would be a charity for him from his Lord." [An-Nisai and Ibn Majah]