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Purchasing a Coupon Code and Re-Selling it at a Higher Rate

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Answered by Ustadh Omar Popal

Question:

Is it permitted to purchase a coupon code and resell it at a higher rate?

Answer:

Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

May Allah, Most High, reward you for your desire to increase in earning a Halal living.

It is permissible to purchase a product and resell it at a higher rate. As for using multiple coupons in a transaction that stipulates only using one coupon, this would be impermissible as it goes against the conditions stated by the seller.

If the purchaser of a product does not fulfill the conditions placed by the seller, then the transaction becomes annulled and impermissible. (Maydani, Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab)

Know that Allah Most High will place blessings in your wealth as long as you follow his rule. The principle in regards to wealth is to seek blessing in wealth (baraka), not necessarily more wealth.

And Allah alone knows best,

[Ustadh] Omar Popal

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Omar Popal was born and raised in northern Virginia. He began studying the Islamic sciences at the age of 16, devoting himself to memorization of the Quran at Madrasah In‘aamiyyah in Durban, South Africa. His pursuit of knowledge led him to study at Madinatul Uloom in Virginia and Dar al-Qasim in Chicago. In a commitment to lifelong learning, he has continued his studies sitting at the feet of various scholars, most recently spending time in Istanbul for intensive studies.

Ustadh Omar’s formative studies took place at Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen.

Ustadh Omar has taught Arabic and Islamic studies at several mosques and institutes in northern Virginia. In 2018, he founded Tanwir Institute, with the mission of serving the educational and spiritual needs of the large Muslim population in the DC metropolitan area. He teaches Arabic and Islamic studies at Al-Maqasid.

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