Question:

Normally prices for products we resell are agreed and signed upon on a yearly basis with suppliers.

For example we agree on a price for a product from the supplier and generally fix the price for a period. Sometimes when they invoice us for the product they charge us a lower price than the price agreed upon.

Do we accept the lower price and do not tell them about it or do we inform them?

Answer:

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

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

In a world of deception and cheating, Alhamdulillah it is encouraging to observe your honesty and trustworthiness. It is this attitude that brings Barakah in one's earnings. It is stated in a hadeeth:

عن أبي سعيد عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال: التاجر الصدوق الأمين مع النبيين و الصديقين و الشهداء(رواه الترمذي ج-٣ ص-٦٨،الرسالة العالمية)

Abu Sa'id (RA) reports Nabi (SAW) to have said: The honest and trustworthy businessman will be with the Prophets, the Saints and the Martyrs (on the Day of Judgment). (Tirmizi vol.3 pg.68, Al-Risalatul Al-'Alamiyyah)  

In principle, if you and the supplier have already agreed upon a price, that price will be binding.[1] It is also a principle that the supplier may give a discount on the agreed price.[2] In the enquired case, it is possible that the supplier may have given you a discount or may have forgotten the agreement. It is in keeping with honesty that you clarify the situation with the supplier.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hisham Dawood

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago,U.S.A.

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net



و اذا حصل الإيجاب و القبول لزم البيع و لا خيار لواحد منهما إلا من عيب أو عدم رؤية(الهداية ج-٣، ص-٧ إدارة القرآن و العلوم الإسلامية)[1]

هو مبادلة المال بالمال بالتراضى و يلزم بإيجاب و قبول و بتعاط(كنز الدقائق ص-٤٠٦،دار السراج)

و اذا وجدا لزم البيع(تنوير الأبصار من الشامي ج-٤، ص-٥٢٨، ح م سعيد)

(فتاوى دار العلوم ديوبند ج-١٤ ص-٢٧٤)

(فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا ج-٥ ص-٥٢)

ولو حط بعض الثمن و المبيع قائم التحق بأصل العقد(الإختيار ج-٢ ص-١٧، الرسالة العالمية)[2]

و يجوز أن يحط عن الثمن (الهداية ج-٣ ص-١٧٣،إدارة القرآن و العلوم الإسلامية)

 

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