Contacting the seller and offering him more

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I would like to know the ruling regarding a person who contacts a seller of a property knowing well that someone else is busy negotiating to buy the property. Is it permissible for a person to approach the seller to offer him more to secure the deal? Will it be permissible for the seller to negotiate or sell the property to the “second buyer.”


A: If the seller is showing interest in the first person’s offer then it is not right.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)