Posts Products on His Social Media Accounts for His Friend and Adds Profit on the Price
Fatwa No: 441226

Question

My friend is selling a product which he's sending me their pictures through WhatsApp at cheaper price so that I can add profit on the price and sell the product, example a shoes price is $6 so he'll send me the shoes picture but the price will be $4 so that i can sell it and get the profit of 2$ , but the products is not mine my job is to just post the product on my social media accounts and if someone see what he /she likes I'll sell it to him/her and take such product from my friend hands and hand it over to the buyer, IS SUCH KIND OF BUSINESS PERMISSIBLE IN ISLAM,jQuery11100138665424240064_1610778821624?? jazakallah khairan

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

If you agree with your friend to offer his goods and promote them and you add an increase on the price that he sets, so that the increase will be for you, then there is nothing wrong.

Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him issued a Fatwa that this is permissible.

It is not known that there was any Companion who contradicted Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him on this as stated by Ibn Hazm and Ibn Qudaamah and others.

Imam Ahmad said the same thing as well.

Based on that, there is nothing wrong with that transaction if you agree with your friend on the increase.

However, if your friend asks you to post his goods on your page and sets a price for you, then you increase that price without his knowledge so that you will take the difference for yourself, then you are not entitled to do that, and the extra amount is for him unless he is willing to leave it for you.

Allah knows best.

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