Ownership of goods if payment is not made

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Q: A supplier sold fabric to a customer and delivered it to him. The fabric has not been paid for by the customer and it is highly unlikely that the customer is in a position to pay due to his severe financial debts. Do the goods belong to the supplier or customer??


A: After the goods are sold to the customer it will belong to the customer.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.