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Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

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Assalamualaykum. There was a fatwa put up some time back regarding transactions with non-Muslims and the regulations being less strict etc.

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Answer:

Wa alaykumus Salaam. I am not aware of the fatwa you are referring to, but transactions for Non-Muslims (Dhimmi) is less strict compared to Muslims. For example, they can buy, sell, and trade with wine and swine, which is not permissible for a Muslim to do because wine and swine are considered to be wealth for them and not for Muslims.[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Al-Hidayah, vol. 5, pg. 90, Maktaba al-Bushra

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