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I would like to know whether manpower supply business is haram or halal.

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I would like to know whether manpower supply business is haram or halal like i have few employees where we have job in our workshop we some time send people outside for hourly basis charge .we are giving salary on monthly basis if we send people outside we will charge our customer on hourly rate





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Manpower supply business

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Provided the work done by the manpower your company supplies is lawful and does not indulge in any of the prohibited commodities (facilitating alcohol, gambling, fahisha, riba, etc.), there is absolutely no restriction in Shariah in operating or running a manpower supply business.


Provided none of the laws of Shariah are violated, there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to employ manpower on a salary basis and allocate or distribute them to work elsewhere on a seconded basis, whereby your customers would be charged on an hourly rate for the work done by the manpower your company has supplied.


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