Purchasing a property with a betting company as tenants

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Q: If a person buys a property and the tenants are a betting company and old mutual, with a lease of two years, can the person buy the property with that kind of tenants? If yes, can he continue with the same tenants after two years?


A: The purchase is correct. However, he will have to terminate the lease.

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


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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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