Is it permissible to buy and sell replica items?

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I am planning on buying phone cases & accessories from China to sell them from my shop.
Some of the Chinese companies simply copy designs from companies in the West and sell at cheaper prices. Is it permissible to buy products from these companies?


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

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

In principle, it is permissible to purchase products which are replicas.  However, this should not be against the law of the country you reside in. Furthermore, you must make your customers aware that these products are replicas.

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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