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Is making incremental profit Halal or haram earning!!


My current employer has two companies. I was hired initially to work for his company 1 and was getting paid for it. Then, company 1 was cut operationally and i was moved to company 2. When I signed for company 2, my employer decided that I should look after company 2 alone and for company 1, we should hire someone else but he never hired anyone. Because I had good connection with company 1, till date, I continue to take care of its operational matters without getting paid for it separately. All other members who are connected with company 1 are being PAID, except me.
So, my question is, if I do some business on behalf of company 1 and make some incremental profit on it, can I keep the additional profit and give the remainder to company 1? For e.g. product xyz costs us Rs 100 and i sell it for Rs. 200. The company used to expect a normal profit of Rs. 50. Will it be halal or haram for me to keep the additional profit of Rs. 50?
Please guide. JazakAllah.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your question.

Usually in these cases since the owner doesn’t want the employees to deal like this, it is Haraam. But if it is not against the rules and regulations then there is no problem in it.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Ruling 2148. If a person gives a commodity to someone and specifies its price and says to him, ‘Sell this commodity for this price, and the more you sell the more your commission will be’, then whatever he gets above that price belongs to the owner of the commodity and the seller can only take his commission from the owner. However, if this is done in the form of a reward (juʿālah) and the owner says, ‘If you sell this commodity for a price that is higher than that price, the extra amount belongs to you’, there is no problem.

Therefore, if your owner knows you are dealing as a middle man between company1 and the buyers and doesn’t have any issues with this then it is Halal otherwise it is Haram.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider