Wants to raise the price of the computers he sells for his brother
Fatwa No: 99436

Question

please, i am in situation where ii need to know wether i am taking a money in "halaal" way or "haraam". the situation is like this: my brother needs me to buy him laptop computers lets say five. i have found them. thier price is 250 Us $, if i give him in 320 Us $. he will send the money 320 Us $ and will take the 70$. so is that legal. although the money is his. in short. a computer is 250 $ and will tell my brother that it costs 320$. so is that legal in islam. please help. thank you, i dont want to eat haraam money.

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 ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

If you are an agent acting on behalf of your brother in this transaction (it appears that you are so) then it is not permissible for you to add an additional amount to the price with which you will buy the computers. You are permitted to ask your brother to give you a commission for acting as an agent in buying the computers for him. However, it is not permissible for you to inform him that the price of the computers is such and such and the reality is otherwise, as this is consuming money without any right and this is something which Allaah forbade. Allaah Says (what means): {And do not consume one another's wealth unjustly.}[Quran 2:188].

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 91342 and 88892.

 Allaah Knows best.

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