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Deceiving people in business

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Q: My aunt gave me a business idea that firstly I should sell food with good fillings like I should sell pizza with some good amount of filling and as soon as people would start buying it more, then at that time I should use less fillings for the pizza. Is this considered fraud, even though I didn’t appreciate her or said that her idea is right. So is my aunt doing fraud – sin?


A: Misleading and deceiving is not permissible.

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

Answered by:

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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