Taking a present that comes with the bought item is not riba
Fatwa No: 45074

  • Fatwa Date:30-1-2014 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 29, 1435
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Question

Are the free services provided upon buying an item, such as giving the person a bottle of perfume and an extra item with it for free, considered Riba?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

If you buy a bottle of perfume, for example, and get something extra along with it for free, it is permissible to buy it and to take the present or benefit from the service. The transaction does not involve any gambling or betting. Accordingly, the purchase is valid and taking the present or benefiting from the free service is not Riba.

Allaah Knows best.

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