Deception at work

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I want to ask about halal & haram money I am in a food company in charge of products.  The other is a salesman, he is saying that I should send him an extra item but not include it in the list and that he will give me money for that. I told him that is haram, the salesman states that they are giving profit to company, afterwards they are taking the little amount. I want to know whether the money should be haram or halal.  And there is any way to make haram money into halal money.  Sir I want to know this thing so that I can tell that person about this.

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

Cheating, trickery and deceit is strictly forbidden in Islam. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said; “Whoever bears arms against us is not one of us and whoever cheats us is not one of us.” (Sahih Muslim p.70 v.1)

Once the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam passed by a pile of food in the market. He put his hand inside it and felt dampness although the surface was dry. He Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said; “O owner of the food, what is this?” The Man side; “It was damaged by rain, O Prophet of Allah.” He said; “Why didn’t you put the rain damaged food on top so that people could see it! Whoever cheats us is not one of us.” (Sahih Muslim p.70 v.1)

With regards to your question, it will not be permissible for you to send this extra item without declaring it on the list. This will be considered as deception and trickery, which as we can see from the aforementioned ahadith is strictly prohibited.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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