Nasihah (Advice): A fixed price for advance payments
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “He who makes an advance payment should not make an advance payment except for a specified measure and weight (and for a specified period)” (Muslim)
Question and Answer:
- I want to enroll for an on-line course. The on-line course offers a discount on advance payments of fess while it offers a payment of normal monthly fees. Is it permissible to have two different fess for advance payments of fees and normal monthly fees in Shariah?
(Question published as received)
- It is permissible to have a discounted fee for advance payments of fees and normal fees for monthly payments on condition that the fees are specified and does not fluctuate. (Badaai-us-Sanaai)
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa