Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 37633
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Mar 01,2017

Title: Using umrah fees for investing




One our a travel agent in our  city is only charging Rs 25000 for umrah. However, others are charging Rs 65000..When I enquired why the amt is so less as compare to other travel agent, he said that he uses his customers money as an invesment in property and currency and then he gets the profit which he uses to make umran for his customer..Please advice is it permissible?


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

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


Does the agent inform his customer of investing the monies? What if the investment is not successful? Will the customer have a claim against the agent and will this lead to a dispute? [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Syed Haneef

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA  

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] مختصر القدوري (ص: 102)

وأجير مشترك وأجير خاص فالمشترك: من لا يستحق الأجرة حتى يعمل كالصباغ والقصار والمتاع أمانة في يده: إن هلك لم يضمن شيئا عند أبي حنيفة وقال أبو يوسف ومحمد: يضمنه وما تلف بعمله كتخريق الثوب من دقة وزلق الحمال وانقطاع الحبل الذي يشد به المكاري الحمل وغرق السفينة من مدها مضمون إلا أنه لا يضمن به بني آدم فمن غرق في السفينة أو سقط من الدابة ثم يضمنه وإذا قصد الفصاد أو بزغ البزاغ ولم يتجاوز الموضع المعتاد فلا ضمان عليه فيما عطب من ذلك

درر الحكام شرح مجلة الأحكام - ط. العلمية (1/ 552)

الْإِجَارَةُ تَمْلِيكُ نَفْعٍ بِعِوَضٍ

المبسوط للسرخسي (15/ 74)

اعلم أن الإجارة عقد على المنفعة بعوض هو مال

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