Replacing stock that is past the sell by date

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Sometimes store owners ask us to help them out with stock that has not been sold and is sometimes past the sell by date.

1. Is it permissible to give them back the full value of the stock as a credit?

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2. Is it permissible to swap the stock directly for a fresh lot?


A: It is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)