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Mystery box

Fatwaa ID: 1966

Question:
Can you purchase a mystery box with a specified price but you don’t know exactly what will come inside the box but they give you a lost fit he possibilities that might come inside the box

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, it is not permissible to buy or sell an item which is ambiguous. However, if the ambiguity is not major, i.e., the buyer has a definitive idea of what it contains or what the value may be and the ambiguity is such that it will not lead to dispute, then it will be permissible to purchase such an ambiguous item, such as a defined mystery box.

In the enquired situation, it is not clear what kind of ambiguity is found. You may use the above guideline to determine the permissibility of it.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

05/25/1445 AH – 12/09/2023 CE | AMG1-3620

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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