Rules Concerning Ribā 14item A person sold some property by way of a revocable sale. However, he could not return the money to the buyer so that he could revoke the deal. A third person paid the money so that the seller could revoke the transaction on the condition that he would get his money back plus an extra amount in the form of a compensation for his work. What is the ruling in this matter? Suppose a person is in need of a loan. They cannot get a ribā-free loan. Is it permissible for them to, for example, buy goods on credit and sell the same to the seller on the spot for a cash price that is less than the original price of the goods? A deal was concluded between two people at a given price. However, both parties agreed that the buyer should pay an extra amount over the specified price if he wrote a post-dated check. Is this permissible? Is it permissible to buy goods by installments for a price that is higher than the cash price? And does this amount to ribā? In as much as it is lawful for a person, in an emergency, to eat the meat which is not ḥalāl,is it permissible for a person, in a similar situation, to deal in ribā-based transactions to make a living? In the open market, postage stamps are sold for more than their nominal value. Is such sale valid? In order to escape the involvement in a transaction that is based on ribā, and get returns for my money, I bought property for a particular price. The real value of the property was much higher. I agreed with the other party that if they changed their mind and wanted to withdraw from the deal within five months of the sale, they may do so provided that they return the money I parted with as a price for the property. Having concluded the sale, I rented out the same property to the seller for a given rent. Four months later, I came across verdict by the late Imam Khomeini which makes such type of transactions unlawful. What is the ruling in your opinion? A driver was interested in buying a truck. He approached another person to give him the money. The driver bought the truck in his capacity as agent for the money owner. The latter sold the truck to the driver by installments. What is the ruling in this matter? Is there any problem in receiving an old-age pension from the state, after years of contributions deducted from the wages of the employee during his long years of service? It is to be noted, however, that what the person receives as pension is not only the contributions he made during his service, rather an amount increased by way of government contribution. Some banks give some house owners a loan - named ju‘ālah - to refurbish their property. The recipient of the loan has to pay it back plus an extra, within a given period, by installments. Is such borrowing shar‘ī? And how can one call it ju‘ālah? Is ribāḥarām across the board, i.e. for all legal/personal entities, or are there special cases? What is the ruling in the matter of adding something to the money with a view to avoiding the involvement in ribā? What is ribā? And is the amount calculated as a percentage taken by the people who have deposits with the banks regarded as ribā? What are the boundaries of ribā-based transactions? And is it true that ribā is confined to loans?