Message No : 4Sr.No : 229/722
Question By : Muhammad Anwar

Respected Mufti Sahib,
What is the Islamic ruling regarding the following matter?
Trade goods are exported from Pakistan to Afghanistan
We sell permits for these goods which are issued by Pakistani
Government. We buy it for example for rupees 50 and sell it
For rs 100.we do not let the buyer know the price which we pay.
Also our money is not this business lawful?
Muhammad Anwar
Peshawar, Pakistan


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Wa Alaikumossalam
Dear Brother in Islam,
The answer to your question is as follows:

The permit referred to the above-mentioned question needs more clarification to write a concise and precise answer. As far as the matter of profit is concerned, Islam does not put a particular restriction to the profit of goods. It depends upon sellers. But the profit shouldn¡¯t cross the market rate nor should it lead to take undue advantage of the situation which we call ¡°Jaib Katna¡± in Urdu language. Since, Islam strictly prohibits to oppress someone or take undue advantage of the situation. The Prophet of Islam (SAWS) is reported as having said, ¡°Behold! Don¡¯t oppress; behold! The property of a man is not lawful (for you) except with his willful consent¡±. (Baihaqi, Mishkaat: 255) He also narrated to have said, ¡°The merchants will be raised up on the Resurrection Day as transgressors except those who were fearful of Allah, pious and truthful¡±. (Ibne Majah, Tirmizi, Mishkaat: 244)

And Allah knows the best,

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