Taking a fee for providing a service

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Q: My husband knows some people who makes cards for work. They asked him to get people who want cards. If people go by themselves, they have to pay 80£ to do the test. If they fail the test they not going to get the card. But if you pay more, they can get the card for you without doing the test and you have to pay around 200£.

So my husband gets people and tells them it’s 300£ for the cards. He takes them to get the cards and explains everything to them. He takes the money and pays 200£ to the people making the cards and takes 100£ for himself. Is this halal or is it a kind of riba? 


A: If this is a service that he is rendering then it is permissible for him to take a fee for the service rendered.

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


Answered by:

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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