Accepting terms and conditions without reading it

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: When making purchases, if there is a box to tick that says ‘I have read and accept terms and conditions’ But a person hasn’t read them, is this sinful. Even if the purchase is something beneficial in Islam. (Note: Some terms and conditions can be pages and pages long like about 70 pages).


A: No, as long as he is happy to take the commodity as it is.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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