Drop shipping

Q: Is drop shipping permissible in shariah? i.e. a person advertising an item, taking payment for it from a customer, and then informing the supplier to deliver the item directly to the customer?

A: One cannot sell an item that he has not taken possession of.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)