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Agent adding a price

Fatwaa ID: 2209

Maaf Hazrat Mufty sahab
A brother want to purchace a house. He told me to find out the price. The seller gave a price that he wants to sell. I then added my Xtra amount to the the sellers price. Will the transaction be OK

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above will not be permissible. You may charge a defined service fee but this must be made expressly known to the buyer from before and he must agree to it. You may not simply add a price to the price of the house without informing him. That extra money will be haraam for you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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