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Is it necessary for a buyer to look at an item with his/her own eyes before purchasing it?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Can I purchase items on Gumtree or OLX classifieds or is it necessary for me to physically see the item before I purchase it online?


A. To physically see an item before purchasing it online or offline is not a condition for the validity of a transaction. Hence, such a transaction is valid.

N.B. Keeping in mind all the necessary conditions of a transaction, for e.g. ownership of an item by the seller at the time of a sale etc., such transactions will be valid.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

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