Purchasing a plot for development where the exact location of the plot is not demarcated

Q: Can a plot be purchased in a newly developing area where the exact physical location of the plot cannot be determined? They showed the plot on a map and the roads, other plots adjacent to the said plot, roads and park etc. in proximity to the said plot. They showed us that the area of the said plot and told us that your plot cannot be located now as the demarcation of the plots is not yet done. Is this sale and purchase valid?

A: In order for the sale to be valid, the plot one wishes to purchase should be specified.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)