The Ruling on Air Mile Points – Shaikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhayli

Question: this question is near to the previous question regarding what has spread and is called nowadays as air miles. Do the points which are obtained through the path of air miles in exchange for purchases using the credit card enter into the prohibition?

Answer: “This is similar to what we have mentioned. These air miles are not financial benefit. If the intent is in regards to the airlines. So it is well-known that it [air miles points] are obtained by everyone who wants to obtain these points. So like that, what is apparent to me, and Allah knows best, is its permissibility and there is no harm it”.

[al-Qawaa’id ul-Fiqhiyyah al-Mut’alliqah bil-Buyoo’ (pg. 228-229)]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulayman

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