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  1. Seekers Path

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    [Q-ID0372] What is the method & etiquette of drinking Zam Zam water? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5661

    [Q-ID0373] Can we put a plaster on a bleeding wound and then pray if time is running out? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5666

    [Q-ID0374] When does the time period for wiping leather socks start? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5670

    [Q-ID0375] Everybody is talking about qurbani, please tell me what it is. - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5708

    [Q-ID0376] Must I seek permission of my wife & kids before giving qurbani on their behalf? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5711

    [Q-ID0377] A baligh child receives lots of Eid gift money, must he now give qurbani? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5718

    [Q-ID0378] Can a woman visit her parents without her husband's permission? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5727

    [Q-ID0379] Can a husband and wife hold each other’s hands in public? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5728

    [Q-ID0380] Can a man remove the hair from his body and have laser hair removal done? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5738
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    [Q-ID0366] Upon which people is Qurbani necessary? What about those going for Hajj? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5574

    [Q-ID0367] Do we have to perform Qurbani for children? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5575

    [Q-ID0368] Is pre-stunned chicken and meat Halal or Haram? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5594

    [Q-ID0369] What are the pre-conditions to lead the prayer as Imam? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5598

    [Q-ID0370] Does marrying in the Islamic month of Safar bring bad luck? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5605

    [Q-ID0371] Can we work in supermarkets where we have to handle alcohol? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5618
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    [Q-ID0340] During Ramadan, should women eat publicly or privately, if on their menstruation cycle? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5314

    [Q-ID0341] Does backbiting and swearing invalidate the fast during Ramadan? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5330

    [Q-ID0342] Can a Taxi Driver be excused from Fasting in Ramadan? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5334

    [Q-ID0343] Can I pray the Tarawih prayer at home instead of the Masjid? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5341

    [Q-ID0344] What to recite to make the most of Ramadan? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5347
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    [Q-ID0331] What to do if little time for prayer remaining and you need to perform ghusl? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5222

    [Q-ID0332] How do we say Master in Arabic, is or Sayyiduna or Sayyidina? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5248

    [Q-ID0333] What is the method of performing Sajdah Tilawat (Prostration of Recitation)? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5254

    [Q-ID0334] Should I propose directly a woman for marriage or ask my parents to ask her parents? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?

    [Q-ID0335] What are the manners of hospitality when having guests? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5269
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    [Q-ID0326] What are the physical restrictions between Husband and Wife during menstruation (hayz)? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5187

    [Q-ID0327] Whilst fasting does inhaling the fragrance of air freshener invalidate the fast? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5203

    [Q-ID0328] As the Imam, what do I recite after 'samiAllahu liman hamidah'? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5208

    [Q-ID0329] What is the ruling on eating Ojri (stomach) and brains of an animal? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5214

    [Q-ID0330] Performing the Janazah prayer in England and then in Pakistan, is this allowed? - http://www.seekerspath.co.uk/?p=5232
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  14. Aqib alQadri

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    yes; in all cases, donations are not recoverable / refundable (to the donor), and do not compulsorily entitle the donor to benefits.
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  16. Inwardreflection

    Inwardreflection Well-Known Member

    1) No, because mutually guaranteeing one another has it's firm basis in Shariah and can be seen in Takaful where people donate and the money is pooled and then reimbursed and distributed at certain times and situations. The "Diya" or blood money payment system is another example from Islam where money was pooled together and when it needed to be paid as a result of someone killing another person then the tribe would pay the blood money from the pooled money.

    2) The investment part is tricky because one has no control over where the money is invested. However, one can "opt in" if the total invested amount is in permissible funds/investment vehicles (like gold for example) or if it is a mixture of Halal and Haram then the Halal amount invested must total 51% or more. Otherwise it becomes Haram to invest in this scheme. It should be easy to check which fund the money is invested in as most pension funds are open about their funds. Also, there should be no riba involved.

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  17. Juwayni

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    Mawlana Sahib, if the union cancels your coverage if you stop paying, then would this be similar enough to giving a donation that is optional?
  18. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    The amount paid by members should not be "fees" but as a "donation".
  19. Juwayni

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    As Salāmu ʿAlaykum,

    Just had a look at the question and it didn't say that the amount given to the employee upon the loss of their employment was given with the expectation of repayment (i.e. a loan). What he said was that there was a membership fee charged to all members and when one loses their job, 80% of their income is given by the union, presumably from the funds they initially accumulated.

    The most likely thing that will happen is that they take this pool of money and invest it in a portfolio of questionable legality and then reimburse any one member if he loses his job, in a manner similar to insurance.

    So the questions would be:

    1. Is there anything intrinsically wrong with a group of people pooling money together to cover for any one individual's economic difficulty?

    2. The union wants to grow this pool of money via investment and hires an investment firm to invest the money. If the firm invests in harām does it have any bearing on the money the union eventually gives you?*

    *The transaction structure would look something like this:


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