Construction Projects Managers Asking for Commission
Fatwa No: 473362


Dear Sir,In Construction projects, most of Procurement officers/Managers are non-Muslims and at the time project contract finalization and negotiations they ask commission of 5% -10% (depending on project nature), sometimes they ask fix amount like 5,000-50,000. If you don't give them commission you they are not considering for projects. Please advise what should we do?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

From your question – dear Brother - the commission that your purchasing managers take is not part of your agreement with the company and that it is without the knowledge of the company owner.

If this is the case, then what those people are asking for involves forbidden bribery, so it is not permissible for you to pay it to them, except if you were forced to do so to ward off harm and injustice from you. Its sin, in this case, falls on the one who took it from you.

Allah knows best.

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