Selling on Virtual Marketplaces

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat



I want to sell virtual products(programs, virtual models), on virtual marketplaces. Is there any problem with doing this? My concern is that these marketplaces often have a lot of haram content. Also since the items being sold are hosted on the marketplaces server, do I also have to consider if the marketplace company has halal finances? Finally , is the fact that these companies take cuts out of sales an issue?



I pray you are well.

Selling items on a virtual marketplace is permitted as long as what you are selling is permissible to sell. The other content is not of concern to you if you do not engage with it.
The cut the companies take can be seen as them charging you to use their playform, and that is permissible. Allah knows best.

May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.