No Harm in Selling Matrasses to Non-Muslims
Fatwa No: 470332


As-Salamu Alaikum,What about selling matrass to non Muslims. They have unlawful intercourse and some of them sleep with different person or male with male. I live in a non Muslim country and most sales could be to non Muslims. What about working in a company who customs cleares the goods and ships them for the companies. Do I need to check every invoice and what if I see haram products, will my work and income be partly haraam?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is nothing wrong with selling mattresses to non-Muslims, and the possibility that they may commit a sin on it does not affect the transaction. It is not forbidden to sell to them, and the seller is not sinful because there is no direct aid or intention on what is forbidden. The mattress is not used specifically for what you mentioned. The rule is that what is used for permissible and forbidden purposes can be sold unless the seller knows or predominantly thinks that the purchaser will most likely use the item to do something forbidden with it, in which case it is forbidden to sell it to him. The Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Fiqh regarding the sale of grapes although wine may be made from it: “The Majority of the scholars stipulated in forbidding this sale: that the seller knows that the buyer intends to make wine from the juice; if he does not know that he would use it in what is forbidden, then it is not disliked without any difference of opinion about this matter.

Allah Knows Best.

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