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Cancelling a deal after verbally accepting it

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Q: If a person gives his word to someone regarding a business matter, no legal papers were signed, are you allowed to cancel it Islamically?


A: If there is a valid reason to cancel then you could cancel it.

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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