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Making money off suggestions

Fatwaa ID: 1727

Assalamu alaikum ww.

Scenario: I used send my friend to a car dealer who I know to buy a car for himself. After sending him there few times I said to my friend to deal with him directly and whenever you buy a car then you must give me something (any amount of money) without me doing any work.

  1. Is this permissible?
  2. If he gives me money then will this be regarded at commission or a gift?

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

  1. We understand from your query that you are not doing anything. Initially, you were simply suggesting a dealership to your friend. Thereafter, he was going even without your suggestion. You are not providing any service or assistance to him. Accordingly, you cannot demand or charge him anything.
  2. If he gives you something voluntarily without you asking for it, then that will be regarded as a gift from him as a token of appreciation.

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

02/19/1445 AH – 09/05/2023 CE | 596

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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