(1) A customer came to me to purchase merchandise for the company she works for.
Due to her purchasing in bulk, if she had asked, I would have normally given a discount on the purchase. She knowing this, however asked me to make an invoice out with my normal retail price, and to not give a discount but rather give her an item (for her personal usage) worth the value of the discount I would have given, had she requested a discount.
She has a budget from her company for the purchase, and my normal retail price on the items is within the budget of the company.
If I do not agree to this, she will not purchase from me, but get the merchandise from another store.
I thus have 2 options, the first is to charge my normal retail price for the goods (which the company is prepared to pay) and give the customer/ person doing the purchase a gift, or the second option is to refuse to give the gift, and the customer will definitely not purchase from me, and will get the products from another store.
a) Is this permissible for me to do? (invoice and charge the normal price for the goods, and give the buyer an item for free)
b) If no, then I have done this once in the past, how do I make up for this.
(2) I purchase goods on behalf of Masaajid and Madaaris, I use the money belonging to each institute for the items which the institute requires.
Many of the stores where I make purchases give rewards points etc. when a purchase is made.
These rewards/points are given to me or put onto my account to use for a future purchase.
a) Who do these points belong to?
b) Can I utilise them for my personal needs?