I want to start my own courier business and I need your advice.

I want to start my own courier business and I need your advice.


I want to start my own courier business and I need your advice.


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

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

We commend you on your good intention to seek a Halal Shariah compliant income. May Allah Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala grant you Barakah in your ventures and business endeavours of a Halal nature.

The primary and fundamental concern of a Mu’min in this worldly sojourn is to please Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and gain entry to Jannah. The desire to earn a Halal income and sustenance is of a secondary nature and a means to an end. The earning of an income is a means to an end an end in itself. This is the core differentiation in Muslim’s approach to business versus a non-Muslim. As Muslims, we are guided by Shariah in all our financial dealings and seek a Halal income to engage in the Ibadat and worship of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. A hardworking honest Muslim businessman is guaranteed Jannah with the Anbiyaa and pious servants of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Therefore even your business can become a means of Ibadat and worship with the right Niyyah/intention. As Muslims, however we are divinely guided in every aspect of our lives including our financial dealings which we must ensure are one hundred percent shariah compliant. 

In ensuring shariah compliance of your business, you should ensure that every aspect of your business is reviewed for shariah compliance. 

We advise you to consult with an expert shariah scholar in ensuring your business in one hundred percent shariah compliant from top to the bottom. This would entail ensuring the legal setup, courier contracts, bank accounts, employment agreements, marketing materials, investment agreements and financing agreements are all shariah compliant.

We are happy to assist you in this regard and you can also visit our website: www.shariahbusiness.com for further resources on Shariah compliance. 

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismail Desai
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

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