Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
In his response to your question, Prof. Dr. Monzer Kahf, Professor of Islamic Finance and Economics at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, states:
You seem to be hinting to getting finance on sharing basis; in this case what I suggest is the following:
Create a partnership between the land owner and the funds provider. The principal of the land owner is the fairly evaluated price of the land as it is now while funds for construction of the road are known; you assign a part of the profit for the management of the project, say 20% and divide the rest in proportion to principal contribution.
The net profit is the difference between total principal of the two partners and the price of selling the land then.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.