Buying/Selling or brokering deals

Question ID: 27312


An employee in the company has his own registered business.
1.Would it be permissible for him to procure from his own registered business but ensuring that the company where he is employed at always makes a saving and pays less than by other suppliers?
2.Is it permissible for him to do the sourcing and invoice a broker fee as is the case for any external party?
3. The grey area is that the employee is asked to source or procure at the best prices but at times the employee has his own contacts with better pricing but is unclear if this constitutes a halal income.
A clearer example would be: An item cost R100 at the cheapest supplier, the employee sources the item through his own business at R80 and resells to his employer at R90. Therefore saving the company 10% and his own business charging a 10% fee/mark up.
4.Please provide the ruling on the above scenario.


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Asked on November 4, 2016 3:12 pm
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

1.) Yes.
2.) Yes.
3.) Permissible.

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Mufti Elias

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Answered on November 15, 2016 10:19 pm