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    Question ID: 150819Country: India

    Title: Medical representative job

    Question: I work in Pharma company doing business by selling medicines through meeting doctors. My role is to go to meet doctors and request for prescribe medicines of my company. I am giving business of 3 lakh rupees per month but some 60000 rupees business come by giving gifts and money to doctors that you are calling bribe. So, is my job halal? As I receive 30000 rupees in salary?

    Answer ID: 150819

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 766/714/SD=8/1438)

    It is not absolutely haram to visit the doctors and introduce the medicines of the related company and offer to prescribe the medicine of that particular company and offer some gifts to the doctors. It is allowable for the doctors to accept the gifts without demand. Yes, if the doctor demands for gift for prescribing the medicines of related company then in such a case it is not lawful to give him gift merely for writing the medicine of that company. Hence in the above mentioned case, your job is lawful.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India