The Ruling on Cell-phone Warranty – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen

Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen rahimahullah said:

“I am cautious/weary of the permissibility of this warranty because in reality it is necessary to go above the price of the phone [in repairs/replacement thorough the warranty]. Next, in this time period [i.e. warranty] will the phone break once, twice,thrice? We do not know. So here the contract wavers between benefiting or losing. The principle in the legislation is: that all the contracts that waver between loss and benefit is from prohibited gambling“.

[Fataawa al-Haram 1418 no. 3 side B ]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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