According to Islam, is this investment Halal or Haram?
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I have opened Islamic (Shria) account for 2 million in a bank. I have invested one million from that account in stock exchange through the same bank and bank will share whatever profit it gets from this inventment after 1 8 months. The ratio of profit is not fixed. I`ve two questions:
(1) According to
Islam, is this investment Halal or Haram?
(2) Do I have to pay Zakat on one million that have been invested in stock market and is not with me now, till completion of 1 8 months period?
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Question-(1): According to Islam, is this investment Halal or Haram?
Because the bank you have kept your funds in is Islamic or Shariah-compliant, it would be absolutely safe to assume that they would invest your (and their) funds in Shariah-compliant businesses.thus the investment and the returns it makes would be considered halaal and lawful.
Question-(2): Do I have to pay Zakat on one million that have been invested in stock market and is not with me now, till completion of 1 8 months period?
Respected brother, even though you might have mandated the bank to invest your 1-million in the stock market, you still remain the inherent and legal owner of that asset; thus you will be liable to pay zakah for 2-million.the 1-million cash deposit and also for the 1-million owned by you which you have mandated the bank to invest.
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