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Friday, April 15, 2011

Ruling on letter of credit issued by the bank



Ruling on letter of credit issued by the bank
I work in a private institution and my work requires me sometimes to arrange a letter of credit from the bank (I do that at the Raajihi Bank and sometimes at al-Ahli Bank). This is one of the conditions of submitting bids for government contracts… My question is, is getting a letter of credit from the bank permissible or not?.


Praise be to Allaah.

Letters of credit from the bank are subject to further


If it is completely covered by the customer, there is nothing
wrong with the bank taking a fee from the customer, because this comes under
the heading of appointing someone to act on one’s behalf, and acting on
someone's behalf in return for a fee is permissible, just as it is also
permissible to do so for free. 


If it is not completely covered by the customer, then it is
not permissible to pay a fee to the bank in return for it, because this
comes under the heading of giving a guarantee, and giving a guarantee is a
voluntary act of kindness. The fuqaha’ have stated that it is not
permissible to charge money for giving a guarantee, because if the guarantor
has to pay, this money becomes a debt owed to the guarantor by the person
who was given the guarantee; if a fee is taken for that, it becomes like a
loan that brings a benefit to the lender, which is forbidden in sharee‘ah. 


It is permissible for the bank to charge administrative fees
for issuing the letter of credit in the two cases mentioned above, whilst
paying attention to the fact that it should not be more than the actual
costs if it is not completely covered by the customer. 

A statement on letters of credit was issued by the Islamic
Fiqh Council, see the text thereof in the answer to question no.

And Allah knows best.


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