Can I work with market research company

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1. Can I work with market research company ( or ). I’m PHP Developer(Software Engineer) . I will be developing and maintaining the web application.


2. Can I start my market reports business, same as, where I will be selling the reports of different publishers. I will be getting some percentage (10%-50%) on the reports I sell.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

1. Your job profile is permissible.


2. In principle, it is permissible to sell market research reports since you are not directly involved in the conventional financial transactions of the reported companies. Kindly advise on the remuneration structure and terms and conditions of your employment with the market research company in order for us to issue a specific ruling.



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





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