Not revealing one’s suppliers to others

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Q: I am a work from home Muslimah and have a very small business. I have a few other ladies selling for me. My profit per item is half or sometimes less then half of what I pay per item. (To be honest I make R10 profit per item) so the person selling can also add a small profit or I pay them a certain percentage on sales made. Some people selling for me asked me where they can buy this items to sell for themselves. Is it wrong of me not to tell them cause knowing and believing that Allah Ta’ala gives rizik? I also feel burdened not telling them.


A: As long as you are sure that what you are selling is halaal, you can continue selling it. You do not have to reveal your source to people.

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, 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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