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Taxi Driver and Female Passengers

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Q: Can a Muslim male person do a taxi driving job? Can he pick up female passengers in his car, talk with them, laugh with them etc? The lady who gives the money for the driver sometimes her hand may touch the drivers hand or finger, so is it ok for a Muslim male to do the taxi driving job? Sometimes he would travel alone with a female passenger.

A:
It is permissible for a Muslim male to do taxi driving as a form of income. It will be permissible for him to transport females in the course of his work. However, the condition for this is that the female must sit at the back of the taxi and not next to him; it is haraam for him to laugh, joke, and make petty talk with the female. He must try his best not to allow his hand to touch the non mehram or ajnabi female. All this is haraam. He has to keep Allah as Haazir and Naazir and observe taqwa of the heart. If he cannot do this then he rather stop his taxi business or only transport males.

Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

ATM at a Mall

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Q: I own a small mall. Tenants have requested me to facilitate for a ATM machine. The bank is ready to provide it. I will not charge any rentals. All costs will be born by the bank. Is this permissible?

A:
If all the costs of operating the ATM will be born by the bank and you are not charging a rental, then that is permissible. You may go ahead and have the ATM installed.

Allah knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

Darul-Uloom Abubakr

Multi Level Marketing

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Q: Kindly advise me regarding multi level marketing - is it jaaiz (permissible)? I sell herbalife products and part of the business entails signing members up train them to sell, teaching them about the products, etc as well as duplicating this behaviour to form a team. I do benefit from my team members sales. At the same time it involves work from my side on a supervisory level. In some cases orders are done online and I am not involved directly in the transaction but I still benefit from my team members. Is this income halaal?

A
: Your query on multi level marketing refers. This is permissible and the income earned is halaal. You are being remunerated for training and supervising people, while the benefist you receive from the sales of team members will fall under a partnership deal that is lawful in Shariah.

Feel free to ask if the are still any queries related to this

Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

Salary for Teaching Quran

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Q: Can an Imam of mosque or a teacher who teaches Quran recieve a salary? Will that be halal for him because I have read a hadith which forbids doing so.

A:
The Fuqahaa (jurists) have studied this issue in-depth and have given permission for them to accept a salary.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Work Pension Schemes

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Q: Are work related pension schemes allowed?

A:
If the pension scheme is arranged by the company that you work for and they make it binding upon you then the money from that scheme will be permissible for you.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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