Fatwa ID: 04043
Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal
Basically, when I got my phone contract the company said I would get some headphones worth £129. They haven't been in stock for a while and that's why they've suggested I buy them myself and then send proof of purchase and they will apply a credit on my account.
The only issue is, I wasn't planning on keeping the headphones. I was just going to sell them off. I told this to the company and they said they'd just apply for £50 credit in that case.
I suggested that instead I would buy the headphones, send proof of purchase, and then return. They said that as long as they get the receipt they would apply the credit of £129 and then returning was up to me.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
This type of transaction will not go against any of the principles of transactions in Islam. It is merely an intention being made to return the item later to attain credit for the headphones, just as if someone bought an item to trade it further.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Imran Mughal
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham