Buying and Selling

Selling Wigs

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Q: What is the ruling regarding selling of wigs?

Synthetic wigs (artificial) can be sold. It is not permissible to sell wigs made of human hair.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Selling Drugs

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Q: Is it permissible to sell drugs? Is the income from it halaal?

The common factor between alcohol and drugs is intoxication. Consuming, selling, dealing, transporting alcohol is Haraam and forbidden. the same will apply to drugs. The income from both is Haraam.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Reselling at a Profit on Credit

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Q: I have seen a vehicle which I want to buy but I don't have the money. Can my brother buy it, add a profit on it and sell it to me over a period of time? We have established the profit and set a time period.

Yes, this is permissible. The deal is now between you and your brother and not between you and the original seller.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Selling Fake Brand Clothing

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Q: Is it permissible to sell fake branded clothing and the customer is fully aware that the product is fake and only a small profit is made?

A: If the customer is aware then it will be permissible.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Trading in Dogs

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Q: Is it permitted in Islam to keep a dog in the house for security purposes? Can I deal in trading of dogs?

It is permissible to keep a dog for security purposes and protection. Do not allow the dog inside the house unless there is a dire need, e.g. the robber is in the house, etc. (Raddul Muhtaar V20 P296)

It is permissible to sell a dog trained to do specific jobs such as guarding, hunting, etc or which can be trained for such jobs when there is a need. (Raddul Muhtaar 20:294; Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 3:114) It will not be permissible to sell other dogs that are kept merely for pets. And Allah knows best.

Mufti Siraj Desai

Buying Repossessed Goods

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Q: I would like to know if one is permitted to purchase assets from an auction that only keeps bank repossessed goods.

It will be permissible to purchase bank repossessed goods from an auction.

And Allah Knows best

Siraj Desai (Mufti)

Buying Through Wesbank Islamic Finance

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Q: I would like to know if buying a new car with Wesbank Islamic finance is permissible?

A: It is permissible to purchase a vehicle through Wesbank Islamic Finance. There is a Shariah Advisory Board that oversees these transactions.

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