Purchasing a soft copy of a document

Q: I wish to purchase a set of notes from a company. Once I make payment via EFT, they will send me these notes via email. There is thus no physical product being exchanged, or the ability for me to ‘return’ anything. The notes are just a document made on Microsoft Word. Is it permissible for one to buy and sell ‘soft copies’ in this manner?


A: Yes it is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)