Fatwa: # 14850
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 31st January 2007


What was the outcome of the issue of dealing in the Forex and commodities market?


What was the outcome of the issue of dealing in the Forex and commodities market? as the question was not adressed becuse of an ongoing research in the area. The person I am dealing with buys and sells copper, oil and coffee and gets profits by pre-empting the markets in these commodities.



Wa’laykum asalaam wa’rahmatulaahi wa barakaatu



Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The official ruling (Fatwa) of the Board Of Mufti’s Of South Africa (Jamiatul Mufteen) is that dealing in forex is not permissible.

Kindly provide further details regarding pre-empting markets as your question is unclear.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Suhail Tarmahomed.
Student: Darul Ifta

Checked & approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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