Travel Costs

Shortened Question:

Is it permissible to travel to an office further away to make extra money?

Question:

Salam Imam sahib, I am an employee of multinational company based in England. In England, we have two offices. I am contracted to report to the head office. I also have a few people who report into me based at other office. The other office is quite far from head office and from my home. If I go to the other office, the company pays me a generous amount of money to cover my travel expense. This is a company standard and the calculation is based on mileage I have to travel. I actually make quite bit of extra money from travelling to the other office.

My question: is the extra money that I making from this travelling to the other office halal if that my main propose of me travelling is to make extra money?

 

Answer:

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

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

The extra money is permissible for you[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

 

References

[1] والإجارة لاتخلو من وجهين: اما ان تقع على وقت معلوم او على عمل معلوم

[An-Nutaf fi al-Fatawa, 2: 558]

فان وقعت على عمل معلوم فلا تجب الاجرة الا باتمام العمل اذا كان العمل مما لا يصلح اوله إلا بآخره وان كان يصلح اوله دون آخره فتجب الاجرة بمقدار ما عمل واذا وقعت على وقت معلوم فتجب الاجرة بمضي الوقت ان هو استعمله او لم يستعمله وبمقدار ما مضى من الوقت تجب الاجرة

[An-Nutaf fi al-Fatawa, p.338, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah; Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6: 69-70, H. M. Saeed Company]; al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, 4: 416, Maktabah Rashidiyah]

[Fatawa Mahmoddiyah, 16: 572, Dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Farooqiyah]

إلا أن يكون متعارفا لأن العرف قاض على القياس ولو كان لا يقتضيه العقد ولا منفعة فيه لإحد لا يفسده

[Al-Hidayah, 3: 59]

[Fatawa Dar al-Uloom Zakariya, 5: 702, Zamzam Publishers]

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