Is It Permissible to Sign up for a Free Trial Offer With the Intention of Cancelling it at the End of the Free Term?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Is it permissible to sign up for a free trial offer of something and benefit from it with the intention of cancelling at the end of the free term?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

There is no problem with this since one is benefitting from such an offer with the permission of the owner and it is customarily understood that people will utilize the service without renewing their subscription. As such, there is nothing in this that contravenes Islamic law.

Wassalam,

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.