Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 41392
Asked Country: New Zealand

Answered Date: Nov 15,2018

Title: Is it permissible to be a “juicer”?

Question

Asalalamu Alayqum

Here in my locality (Wellington, New Zealand) they might be planning on introducing Lime Scooters.

Basically they are scooters that are parked around in public areas and anyone can use them by paying using an app on their phone.

To charge them, they require people to sign up as "juicers" who bring the scooters home and charge them themselves. A juicer gets paid around $8 for each scooter that he charges. After charging it, he has to put the scooter back in a public area.

Here is more information on juicers if you want: https://limebike.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/360000377353-Juicer-Help

 

Is it allowed in Islam for someone to work as a juicer and is the income Halaal?

Answer

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

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

According to the information provided, a juicer will charge a scooter upon request and charge a fee for his service which is included in the overall fee. In principle, it is permissible for one to provide a halal service and charge a fee, [1]  as long as there are no un-Islamic clauses in the contract.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


[1]  الجوهرة النيرة على مختصر القدوري (1/ 264)

(قوله: والأجراء على ضربين: أجير مشترك وأجير خاص، فالمشترك كل من لا يستحق الأجرة حتى يعمل كالقصار والصباغ)

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (2/ 235)

(وإنما يستحق) أي لا يستحق الأجير المشترك (الأجر) إلا (بعمله كالصباغ ونحوه) ؛ لأن الإجارة عقد معاوضة فتقتضي المساواة بين العوضين فما لم يسلم المعقود عليه للمستأجر وهو العمل لا يسلم للأجير العوض وهو الأجر –

ملتقى الأبحر (ص: 543)

الْأَجِير الْمُشْتَرك من يعْمل لغير وَاحِد وَلَا يسْتَحق الْأجر حَتَّى يعْمل كالصباغ والقصار

العناية شرح الهداية (12/ 330)

وَرُبَّمَا يُقَالُ : الْإِجَارَةُ قَدْ تَكُونُ عَقْدًا عَلَى الْعَمَلِ كَاسْتِئْجَارِ الْقَصَّارِ وَالْخَيَّاطِ ، وَلَا بُدَّ أَنْ يَكُونَ الْعَمَلُ مَعْلُومًا وَذَلِكَ فِي الْأَجِيرِ الْمُشْتَرَكِ

 

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