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Selling product which are a copy of another product

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Fatwaa.com

I have my online Instagram business account where I post pictures of product which these online sellers provide us. I’m like a agent between seller and the buyer.

They sometime sell Dress etc by advertising the picture they found on the internet from some other country which they do not import but copy the design of the dress and make it here in our country.


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuhu,

If the following three conditions are fulfilled, this transaction will be valid:

  • It should be written that the picture is for illustrative purposes,
  • The sellers of the original items should not be harmed,
  • The customer should not be deceived,

If the customer finds that the item is not as described, he may return the item.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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