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Is sharing profit of a job unknown by the company halal or haram?


Assalam walaikum, I am working for a company. And recently we have one job, for which main contractors have given rate 1 million and same work i found someone who can do in 5 lakhs. He saying… We will work together and buy materials together and whatever will be saved as profit we will share. Please guide.


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your question

If you as a worker in a company and are dealing with the contractor on behalf of the company and the company is paying based on the price that the contractor gives, then you can’t make your commission as it is against the rules and regulations of the company.

Usually in these cases, since the owner doesn’t want the employees to deal like this, it is Haram. But if it is not against the rules and regulations and the owner knows that you are purchasing it on your own and later selling it to the company at a higher price, then there is no problem if you take your commission.

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 middleman between the company 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