Rent , Ok or forbidden? What do you think...
I think if we forbid renting then we should not even play a video game In a video game club (or work as owner of a video game club) because we play game and pay money while the owner of the club do not do any physical act and he sill owns video game and video game console.
An article from Quransmessage:
[ INTEREST AND RENT ARE DIFFERENT
Although at first glance, both interest and rent may show similarities, they are in fact, quite different.
Rent is better understood as a payment for a particular service or the use of an asset. This payment is made by the tenant until the asset or service is being used. The ownership of the service or asset remains with the original provider and any payments are for the purchase of the 'service' that the asset provides.
In contrast, 'riba' is a pre-determined return or a rate of interest on lending. Whereas in lending, the debtor is expected to replace the borrowing with a new one and return it to the lender, in a rental contract, the tenant is expected only to return the existing asset to its owner. In this way, the tenant has only paid for the service that is provided by the owner's asset.
As an example, a bag of sugar lent will be consumed by the borrower. This bag of sugar would then need to be replaced with additional sugar and returned to the creditor. Similarly, with money lent, the amount would be consumed by the borrower. Then the amount would need to be replaced with additional payment and returned back to the creditor. In a rental agreement, the asset never gets 'consumed'. It is made use of until a fixed period providing a service for the tenant. After the rental agreement is over, the asset is returned to the rightful owner.
In much the same way, contractual employees provide a service to their employers. The employers 'rent' these services for a payment from their contractual employees for an agreed duration.
There is a subtle, yet significant different.]