Q: I’m an architect. I design residential buildings for my clients and take design consultancy in return. Yesterday a marketing team visited me. They were selling L.E.D lights. A single light costs $10. They Offered me a discount of 20% if I recommend the lights to my clients.
They also said another thing. If I sell the light at full price to my clients, they will transfer the remaining 20% discount into my account. If I give a 10% discount to my clients, they transfer the remaining 10% in my account. Also, it is in my authority to give full 20% discount to my client.
My question is, is it halal for me to earn this way?
Please also note that I have studied the L.E.D sample in a lot of detail, and it is of very good quality.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.