Q: We did a deal with a supplier. The supplier asked for R40 000 deposit. We gave her the deposit. Thereafter she began playing games with us, making up stories. Eventually we hired a P.I to track her down and get our money out of her. His charge was R5000 which he will charge out to her. Is this permissible?
A: You cannot charge the supplier.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)