Q: A & B are friends. A tells B: “Buy a pen for me online, I shall pay you later.” Now when B goes to buy the pen online market, B finds there is a pen of R10. That website offers buy 1 get 1 free. So if B uses that coupon then he gets 2 pens for R10 and if not than he has to pay R10 for 1 pen. B uses that coupon and gets 2 pens and pays R10 from his own money. He keeps 1 pen with him and gives 1 pen to A and gets R15 from him. Is it halaal for B to keep that free pen and that extra R5?
A: When effecting the purchase of the pen, if you are acting as a representative of the person who appointed you then all benefits, discounts and free gifts will have to be passed over to who has appointed you.
And Allah Knows Best
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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