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Gifts from Companies

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah

Question:

what about the gifts given by pharmaceutical companies to doctors so they will write their products and these gifts may range from pens to fully covered trips and expensive gifts knowing that the cost of these free gifts are a burden on the price of the medicine  

 


Answer:

                                                                     

It will not be appropriate and befitting the pharmaceutical companies to include the cost of the gifts that they give to the doctors in order for them to underwrite their products, in the price of the medicines.  The patients are not liable to bear the costs of such gifts.  If the doctors are aware of these companies doing so, then it will not be permissible for them to accept such gifts.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best,

 

Qasim bin Hashim Limbada

 

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

 

01 March 2004

09 Muharram 1424

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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