[Q-ID0676] Is it permissible to charge a fee to arrange marriages between people?

QUESTION:

What do the noble ulamā say concerning those people who arrange marriages i.e. they run marriage bureaus and they take money in exchange for this service. Is it permissible for them to take money for this?

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is permissible to take money for arranging marriages and suitable matches i.e. this work is permissible, as long as all the Sharī’ah requirements are fulfilled relating to fees and taking and receiving inside these dealings.

Generally, the people who arrange suitable matches for marriage carry out that work which those in real estate do, in bringing together two parties.  Here it is important that the one who is arranging the suitable match has been entrusted with the work beforehand and that he has worked hard and carried out practical effort.

الله أعلم عز و جل و رسوله أعلم صلى الله تعالى عليه وآله و سلم

Answered by Mufti Ali Asghar al-‘Attārī 
Faizane Madīnah Monthly Rabī al-Akhir 1440 AH

Translated by Ustādh Ibrar Shafi

Source: Dār al-Iftā Ahl al-Sunnah (Da’wat e Islami)

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