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Can I Resell This Software?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


I’ve purchased an academic version of an expensive software but later found out that I cannot use it since I’m not qualified according to license agreement. The reseller was not refunding me my price so I sold it to a friend , please tell me is this money Halaal for me since the license agreement also states that I cannot resell it?
If not what should I do with it?





If the software that you sold is not deemed as illegal to be sold in Shari’ah then the money earned from that sale will be Halaal even though you may not resell it according to secular law.                                   

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



15 April 2005

06 Rabee’ul Awwal 1426