Q: My father joins a profit sharing business which guarantee a monthly dividend between 15% to 30% for up to 1 year (with no guaranteed principal). My question is, is it permissible for me to market this profit sharing business and make out a sideline business agreement out of it with my potential client? The agreement shall stated that, I shall be the guarantor of the principal amount given for the purpose of the profit sharing business. In return, the client shall pay me 3% monthly dividend for the period of 1 year. In the event that the business collapse, I shall be liable to pay back the principal amount to my client.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)