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Is it permissible to sell bottled sea water that people may use in religious rituals?

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Is it permissible to sell bottled sea water that people may use in religious rituals?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to sell bottled sea water to people that may use it for religious rituals[i].[ii] [iii]The seller of the water does not need to be privy to the intentions of the purchaser[iv].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Saanwal ibn Muhammad,
UK

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
www.daruliftaa.net



[i] فتاوى محمودية. ج:١٦. ص:١٣٨. ادارة الفاروق

 

[ii] لا يكره بيع الزنانير من النصراني و القلنسوة من المجوسي…

  تبيين الحقاءق. كتاب الكراهية, فصل في البيع

 

[iii] و الضابط عندهم ان كل ما فيه منفعة تحل شرعا فان بيعه يجوز

   الفقه الاسلامي و ادلتة. الفصل الاول: عقد البيع

 

[iv] و لا بأس بان يؤاجر داراً من الذمي ليسكنها فان شرم فيها الخمر او عبد فيها الصليب… لم يلحق المسلم اثم…لانه لم يؤاجرها لذالك و المعصية فعل المستأجر.

المبسوط للسرخسي. كتاب البيوع: باب الاجارة الفاسدة

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