Assalaamu’alaikum Sheikh Sajid Umar. My family and I are really grateful for the Islamic guidance shared during your trips to Dubai. Sheikh Sajid, a question I had is related to the discount booklets that are sold here. In fact there are actual apps that you can purchase that offer the same discount service. Basically the purchase affords you an opportunity to receive discounts from several shops, restaurants, hotels, theme parks etc. The discount booklet and app is sold for an amount (up to +/- 300 Dirhams at times, and affords discounts that allow you a saving, if used, of more that the purchase price. Is this permissible in the Shariah?
باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن والاه
Wa’alaykum salam dear brother. It is interesting receiving your question as I was informed during my last visit there about a fatwa being spread, and attributed to myself, stating this discount program as impermissible. Your write in affords me an opportunity to clarify. May Allah bless you.