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Property auction

Fatwaa ID: 1688

Asalaamu alaykum wrwb

If a state is selling some properties (real estate/houses) via auction with no details of the property available besides the address. Houses are being sold “as is” Will it be permissible to purchase such properties in the following scenarios:

1: state has no knowledge about the condition of the properties and therefore no disclosure is provided

2: State has no knowledge about the condition but has the ability to find out and hence provide a disclosure but chose not to

3: State knows the condition but provides no disclosure

Jazakallahu khairan

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

It is permissible to purchase properties being sold “as is” from the state and others via auctions. All three of the above scenarios are permissible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

02/11/1445 AH – 08/28/2023 CE | AML1-8235

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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