Message No : 44Sr.No : 599/725
Question By : Mohd Farhan Ansari

Assalamu Alaikum
Respected Mufti Sb;

There are companies who asking online opinion in terms of survey and giving Rs 500 on each survey. For example: do u aware about Samsung computers? Are you using it? Quality is good or not? etc
Speakasia Company wants 11000 initially then you will get two surreys in a week. Total eight surveys in a month till 11 months. 4000 for one month, excluding taxes.
They are asking 11000 because there is a new way of advertisement called Network marketing also called multilevel marketing. If I bring Two new person to join Speakasia company they will give me 1000 Rs on one pair (one on left hand side one on right hand side) and if they 2 of them bring another 2 and 2 persons then I will get 2000 as 2 pairs now that 4 persons bring 2-2 persons then as per 4 pair I will get 4000 and so on.
This makes people to advertise about the company, Hence every person advertising it, which makes company to attract more and more person. Company uses 11000 to rotate it to public in the form of advertising.
Is that network income is allowed or only survey income is allowed or both is prohibited in Islam?

 

Reply By : Asadullah Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful
The answer to your question is as follow:
All such Network Marketing Companies neither based on partnership nor Muzarba (investment by one partner and work by other), rather it consists of many invalid conditions and rules and it is similar to lottery and gambling. Also, there is so much deception that in the greed of wealth it can trap the entire population in financial crisis. Therefore, it is Therefore, Islamically it will not be allowed to participate or take commission from the work for theme. (And Allah Knows The Best)

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