The World Federation Islamic Laws

13. Hiring/Renting (Ijārah)

The term ‘ijārah’ and its derivatives are translated in different ways in English depending on the context. For example, when ‘ijārah’ is used in the context of a property transaction, it is usually translated as ‘renting’ or ‘leasing’ and the parties involved are termed ‘landlord’ and ‘tenant’ or ‘lessor’ and ‘lessee’. But when ‘ijārah’ is used for the services of people, it is usually translated as ‘hiring’ and the two parties are termed ‘hirer’ and ‘hiree’ or ‘hired’.

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  • Ruling 2223

    If a person hires something and after the passage of part of the lease period the item becomes unusable for the purpose for which it was hired, the lease for the remaining period is rendered void. The tenant …

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  • Ruling 2224

    If a house that contains two rooms, for example, is given on rent and one of the rooms is destroyed, and if it were to be rebuilt in a normal manner it would be very different to the …

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  • Ruling 2225

    If the lessor or the lessee dies, the rental agreement does not become void. However, if [the house does not belong to the lessor and] only the usufruct of the house while he is alive belong to him …

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  • Ruling 2226

    If an employer appoints a contractor to recruit workers for him, in the event that the contractor pays the workers less than what he receives from the employer, it is unlawful for him to take the difference and …

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  • Ruling 2227

    If a person who dyes clothes agrees to dye a cloth with indigo, for example, in the event that he dyes it another colour, he does not reserve the right to claim any payment.

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