Is it permissible to act as an agent in the following scenarios?

Question:

I am legally under the sponsorship (Kafalah) of my Kafeel (A). My Kafeel has legal registered company for IT. Currently, I am working with his permission with a Company (B). The company B has a project with a Customer (C). The customer (C) needs a software license from a vendor (V).

Now, Customer (C) can buy it from any of company (F,G,K and etc). Any other company will contact the vendor (V) and buy it for Customer (C).

1.  Now, my question is, Will it be HALAL for me to buy software license from Vendor (V) in the name of my legal sponsor (Kafeel – A) and then supply it to customer (C), keeping in mind that currently I am working with B in customer’s premises (C). There is chance that I may or may not get some money from my Kafeel A for this deal.

2.  Will it be HALAL for me to buy software license from Vendor (V) in the name of my current employer company (B) and then supply it to customer (C), keeping in mind that currently I am working with B in customer’s premises (C). There is NO chance that I will get any money from company B.

 

Answer:

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

With regards to the first query, it is permissible for you to buy the software licence from the Vendor in the name of your kafeel.  Likewise, it will be permissible then to further sell and supply the licence to the Customer. [1]

It is permissible for you to buy the software licence from a vendor in the name of your current employer (company B) and then supply it to the customer.

However, in the above two scenarios, you must clarify your capacity when acting on behalf of your kafeel and employer.  Ascertain whether or not you will receive a commission for facilitating the purchase and sale of the software licence.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mawlana Faraz ibn Adam
Student Darul Iftaa
Leicester, United Kingdom

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 


[1]  الْمَادَّةُ (1459) يَصِحُّ أَنْ يُوَكِّلَ أَحَدٌ غَيْرَهُ فِي الْأُمُورِ الَّتِي يَقْدِرُ عَلَى إجْرَائِهَا بِالذَّاتِ وَبِإِيفَاءِ وَاسْتِيفَاءِ كُلِّ حَقٍّ مُتَعَلِّقٍ بِالْمُعَامَلَاتِ. مَثَلًا: لَوْ وَكَّلَ أَحَدٌ غَيْرَهُ بِالْبَيْعِ وَالشِّرَاءِ وَالْإِيجَارِ وَالِاسْتِئْجَارِ وَالرَّهْنِ وَالِارْتِهَانِ وَالْإِيدَاعِ وَالِاسْتِيدَاعِ وَالْهِبَةِ وَالِاتِّهَابِ وَالصُّلْحِ وَالْإِبْرَاءِ وَالْإِقْرَارِ وَالدَّعْوَى وَطَلَبِ الشُّفْعَةِ وَالْقِسْمَةِ وَإِيفَاءِ الدُّيُونِ وَاسْتِيفَائِهَا وَقَبْضِ الْمَالِ , يَجُوزُ وَلَكِنْ يَلْزَمُ أَنْ يَكُونَ الْمُوَكَّلُ بِهِ مَعْلُومًا.(مجلة الأحكام العدلية ص 283 نور محمد، كارخانه تجارتِ كتب، آرام باغ، كراتشي

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