What Is the Ruling on Taking a Commission for Marketing a Product?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


What is the ruling of marketing a product for someone else online, and taking an amount of commission, with the consent of the product owner?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Yes, it is permitted to take a commission for marketing a product online upon agreement with the product owner. This can be a fixed lump sum amount or an agreed-upon percentage from the sale of the item. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, Taqi Usmani, Taqrir-Tirmidhi]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.