Salim ur Rahman/
This study has been undertaken to explore the Islamic view point about “profit margin”. The main focus is to find whether there is a certain limit of profit that is prescribed by Islam or not. It has been observed that Islam, regarding the issue of profitable transaction, takes care of humans who enter a transaction to get benefit and are satisfied by earning some profit at least. So Islam does not confine profit to any specific limit. There are numerous traditions which reveal that any business transaction between two parties is mainly a matter of mutual consent. Therefore, after giving some primary rules about transactions, including the prohibition of interest, uncertainty etc., Islam has given the parties a right to agree on any profit ratio they like, according to their respective situations. Anyhow, there must be the element of “trust” and “honesty” especially in case of “Buyu’ al Amunah” and if any party fails to observe these, the other party may have the option to cancel the transaction. This is exactly the situation where the topic of ghaban- e fahish has been discussed by the Muslim jurists. Besides, numerous Islamic traditions also emphasize the element of leniency, brotherhood and cooperation while fixing the price and earning profit.