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Drop Shipping in Shariah: Permissible or Not?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is drop shipping permissible in shariah? i.e. a person advertising an item, taking payment for it from a customer, and then informing the supplier to deliver the item directly to the customer?


A: One cannot sell an item that he has not taken possession of.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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