Renting a property to people whose dealings are doubtful

Q: My father in law owns a building, all the portions being given on rent. Though the land belongs to my husband but he is not given any amount nor has he ever demanded as he is having a good job and my father in law's only source of income is the rent from the building.

The rented places are.... A bank, an MRI CT scan service, a gym, a gents salon, a female beauty parlor, a tobacco shop, and an estate agency.

1. I want to know if the income in the form of renting to these places is permissible?

2. When we stay at our in laws, can we eat the food bought with the same money?

3. If one qurbaani share in a cow is purchased with the abovementioned income, will it have an effect on the other shares of qurbaani?


1. He should make taubah and as quick as possible try and get better tenants. These tenants are of a doubtful nature.

2. You may eat it.

3. As above.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)