He earns some commission for each of the persons.
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
A pharmaceotical company for its promotion sales is offering some commission on its products. When one is accepted as an agent of the company, he has to convince others to accept the same offer and he earns some commission for each of the persons who becomes member due to ones efforts.
The same scheme is going on in so many businesslines worldwide. Please tell us about its financial legality in Islam.
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Commission business lawful
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As long as the product or commodity one is offering for sale is lawful in its essence, there is absolutely no harm in earning commissions for promoting its products.
The business of pharmaceuticals or pharmaceutical products are amongst the lawful commodities in Shariah, and if a pharmaceutical company is offering commission for promoting or selling its products, there seems to be nothing unlawful in working for such commissions.
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