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Keeping commission halaal or haraam


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I am working in a Travel agency and our company has a policy to keep 1% on all personal travel bookings of our clients. But normally i charge more than 1% commission from our client and after paying 1% to the company, i keep the balance commission with me. Is it HALAAL or HARAM in Islam, pls let me know ?

 

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Keeping commission halaal or haraam

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

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Your Question: I am working in a Travel agency and our company has a policy to keep 1% on all personal travel bookings of our clients. But normally i charge more than 1% commission from our client and after paying 1% to the company, i keep the balance commission with me. Is it HALAAL or HARAM in Islam, pls let me know ?

If you have an agreement with your company that after paying them the 1% commission you may keep the balance commission that is charged to the clients, there is absolutely no harm in your keeping the balance amount.

 

But if one does not have an agreement with the company one works for regarding the keeping of the balance commission, and one pockets this money without the companys precise approval; then this income would be absolutely forbidden for the one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day. In the absence of such an agreement with the company, the worker should either give the discount back to the customer, or give the full commission to the company he works for. Unless and until he has precise approval from the management of the company to pocket the extra commission he charges from the customer, that commission would not be permissible for the believer.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

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