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Is Installment Business Halal or Haram in Islam?

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Q: Is installment business halaal or haraam in Islam. Explaination: Company XYZ purchasing Product from Market in 1000 Rs. and Sell it on 2000 RS (double Rate) in 20 installments (100 Rs per day). One recory man is reserved for it for Recover Payment from Buyer Shops. (Recory man Salary is about 15000/month) But ON Cash Payment, Company Sale Same Product in (1500 RS). Is this type of business is halal or Haram in Islam.


A: It is permissible, provided that the price of the item being sold is fixed and does not change in the case where the customer defaults in payment. If the customer does not pay the instalment on time then the seller cannot increase the price. If the seller increases the price, it will be interest.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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