Drawing one's profit share in a partnership

Q: I did a partnership with someone and we both agreed that whatever profit would be generated, we would share it equally. We both partners have access to the bank account and we can withdraw money from the bank.

Now when the business has started generating profit, my partner didn’t share the profit with me. He uses money from the bank and when I ask for my share, he starts fighting with me. When I argue he says "you have access to the account, you can get your money". When I take out money and tell him, he fights. If I don’t inform him and get my share as decided, would it be sin?

A: When both of you have agreed in principle to have equal access to the account then there is no basis for him to have any complaints if you withdraw your portion.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)