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Is leasing a lawful option.

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Assalam alaikum wa rehmathullahi wa barakatahu

Dear Muslim Brother,

Pls let me know whether i can go for a house "ON LEASE" and with mutual agreement/ understanding that we will pay him an ANY SUITABLE OR REASONABLE amount(WHETHER IT IS ONE RUPEE OR THOUSAND RUPEES) as a rent with FAITH in ALMIGHTY ALLAH.

Hoping to see ur earliest reponse with relevant references to ease me in deciding whether to go for it or no?



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Is leasing a lawful option

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Leasing or renting an asset, whereby the owner of the assets allows the contracted party to use or utilize his asset for a compensation is an absolutely lawful commercial transaction in the Sight of Shariah Law.


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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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