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Ruling on organizing a competition to increase the proceeds of the charitable bazaar

We are an association responsible for organizing a bazaar. We have proposed the idea of announcing a prize (in the form of a car), which will be displayed at the bazaar site for a draw through ticket numbers paid for. The association sells these tickets to the public at a nominal price, and the winner of the car ownership is determined by the draw of the ticket. It is worth mentioning that the draw process is random. The charitable association organizing this aims to increase the proceeds of the bazaar in order to increase the quantity of relief materials intended to be sent to the Gaza Strip. What is the Islamic ruling on this?
 
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Islamic Ruling on the Profits Earned through Displaying Advertisements

I create videos on YouTube, and the platform allows me to earn money by enabling advertisements. I filter out ads to prevent explicit and unethical content. However, occasionally, some ads promoting impermissible items may still appear. Is the income I generate through these ads considered halal (permissible) or haram (forbidden)?

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Islamic Ruling on Cooperative Purchase of a Product then Drawing Lots for it

We are working on a project that is based on cooperative purchasing of a product at its actual cost, with the addition of operating and management fees ranging from 10% to 15%. This project involves modern cars less than 6 years old. For example, a car with a value of (1750) dinars and an additional (250) dinars, making a total of (2000) dinars, is sold to 200 individuals at a rate of 10 dinars each. After seven days, a drawing is conducted publicly to determine the winner of the car. The latter should demonstrate that their income is below a certain threshold, say 500 dinars, and they should also pay 20% of the car's value back to the other participants. However, the winner is not allowed to participate again in any car for a year. This is knowing that all the conditions are made clear to all participants and the marketing process is conducted via social media. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Islamic Ruling when an Employee Takes an Amount of Money for Personal Benefit

A tax consultant and auditor who is working for a certain company demanded an increase to his fees, so the company commissioned the Financial Manager to handle that matter. However, the latter asked the consultant to pay him a sum of money in return for approving that increase. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Ruling on Searching for Treasures in Graves and Lands of others

What is the ruling of Sharia on exhuming graves and digging in state and private lands in search for hidden treasures?

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It is Prohibited to Exploit School Cafeteria for Personal Gain

What is the ruling of Sharia on exploiting school cafeteria for personal gain?

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Charity Given to Rich Beggar doesn`t Become Part of his Property

We found out that our father was a beggar and this was the source of his estate. However, sometimes, the money that he collected from begging sufficed for our needs and there was even a surplus. Is it lawful for us to take our shares in the inheritance or not? If it is unlawful, is it permissible to use that inheritance as a loan and pay it back to charity on his behalf?

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Islamic Ruling on Starting a Casino or Working in One

What is the ruling of Sharia on starting a casino or working in one?

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Whoever Misuses any Amount from Public Money is Required to Give it Back

I used to serve in the Jordan Armed Forces. I have doubts that during my service I took, by mistake, an amount of money. Will I be cleared from liability before Allah if I gave that amount to the Social Solidarity Fund of the Military Iftaa`, as "clearing liability" is one of this Fund`s resources?

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Ruling on Taking Money against Swapping Jobs

Two teachers have reached an agreement by which one pays a certain sum to the other against swapping jobs. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Renting or Renting out one`s Academic Certificate isn`t Permissible

What is the ruling of Sharia on registering an engineer at an engineering office to obtain more building permits than the number determined by the Jordanian Engineers Association? This is knowing that this engineer will receive a salary from this office without doing any actual work for it. What is the ruling of Sharia on this engineer`s end-of-service gratuity and certificate of expertise?

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Ruling on Receiving Salaries Via a Riba-Based Bank

Some schools give their employees their salaries and dues via Riba-based banks. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Islamic Ruling on Assisting Post-Graduate Students in Preparing Dissertations and Research Papers

Is it permissible for me to supervise, not sell, dissertations for post-graduate students? What about helping with certain parts of the dissertation: statistical studies,  theoretical framework, plan, defense and analysis, title, and proofreading?

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Received Social Security Benefits although Subscribed with Unlawful Money

What is the ruling of Sharia on receiving my late father`s social security benefits since he used to work for Jordan Tobacco and Cigarettes Manufacturing Company?

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Ruling on Leasing a Property to a Usurious Bank

My grandmother leased a property to a usurious bank. After she passed away, we gave the bank a judicial notice to abandon the property, but the bank`s administration asked for a one-year extension. Is it permissible to agree to that?, Or should we continue with the court procedures, knowing that they will take one year? Moreover, is it permissible for my mother not to inform her nephews about this since they own 5% of the leased property? And what is the ruling on the rent, which is taken by my mother, since she hadn`t leased the property in the first place?

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