Selling an item online without seeing it

Q: In a business dealing, person A purchases a product online from person B and sells it to Person C without seeing the item. Is it permissible?

So instead of person B sending the item to person A, he will send it straight to Person C. It is 2 different transactions as person A will pay person B for the item and will sell it for a different price to person C.

So is it allowed for person A to get the item sent straight to person C or should he receive it himself then send it.

A: If the purchaser has got someone to receive it for him and then he sells it after seeing it then the sale is right.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)