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Question By : ASHRAF

I am working as projects engineer in a company where I have to travel frequently around the kingdom.
As per company rule, I am entitle to travel by First class ticket, stay in first class hotel.
My question is : If I travel by?economy?class air ticket,?stay in ordinay hotel and then charge the company of first class ticket and first class hotel. Is it OK or not as per shariat.


Reply By : (Mufti)Jaseemuddin Qasmi
Designation : Coordinator,online Darul-IftaMarkazul Maarif, Mumbai 

Wa alaikumussalam
In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful
In above mentioned question, when you are entitled by company to stay in first class hotel and to travel by first class ticket, it means the company is agreed to give you the facility of journey, whatever you spend in journey, the company will afford it. So, in that case, you are not allowed to charge the company more than you spend.
If the expenditure is fixed, for example, you would be given 500 hundred riyals for traveling to Jeddah and 300 hundred for traveling to Riyadh then you may take prescribed amount from company, though you spent less than fixed amount.
So, if you ask company that I should be given fixed amount for certain journey and I will manage my journey within this amount, and company allows you to do so then it is permissible for you to take the prescribed amount from the company though you spent less than fixed amount.
Wallahu aalmu bissawab
( Mufti)Jaseemuddin Qasmi
Coordinator,online Darul-Ifta
Markazul Maarif, Mumbai

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