Transactions (Shafii)

May 11, 2022 3 mins

Would I Assist in Sin If I Buy Something Impermissible Like Alcohol?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick  Question Would I assist in sin if I buy something impermissible, like alcohol? Am I helping the seller to sin even though I don’t intend to help him? Would I share in that sin if the seller buys more alcohol and someone buys it from him? If I buy a […]
April 22, 2022 2 mins

What Are the Conditions of Written Agreements in Trade?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Throughout the “Book of Trade” in “Reliance of the Traveller,” conditions for many dealings such as trade, rent, commissions, hire, etc., include a spoken offer and acceptance. For all of the things mentioned in that section, do written agreements also suffice? And what are the conditions of such written […]
March 24, 2022 4 mins

What Should I Do with Interest I Didn’t Ask For?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My wife and I lent a small amount of money to a friend of hers with the expectation that she would pay that same amount back the next day. She was two days late, but we received the principal alongside an additional 10% and a food item as an […]
March 24, 2022 5 mins

What Should I Do about an Unlawful Transaction That I Can’t Reverse?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I took part in a transaction buying something permissible. The seller was not a Muslim and I was doubtful if the method of the transaction was permissible, but with (poor) reasoning thinking it was okay and went ahead before asking a scholar. I later asked and was told this […]