A CAR KILLED THREE RAMS AND BECAME DAMAGED. THE OWNER OF THE CAR INSISTED THAT HIS CAR BE FIXED, SO WE SAID WE WOULD FIX HIS CAR WITH THE CONDITION THAT HE BRINGS BACK THE LIVES OF OUR RAMS. HE SAID WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO MAKE SUCH DECLARATION BECAUSE WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST ALLAAH WITH SUCH STATEMENT. HE INSISTED THAT WE MUST FIX HIS CAR, BUT HE WILL NEVER PAY A PENNY FOR THE RAMS HE KILLED

Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum warahmotuLlaah

Dr Sharof (hafidhohuLlaah): wa’alaykumu ssalaamu warahmotuLlaah

Questioner: A car killed three rams and became damaged. The owner of the car insisted that his car be fixed, so we said we would fix his car with the condition that he brings back the lives of our rams. He said we have no right to make such declaration because we have sinned against Allaah with such statement. He insisted that we must fix his car, but he will never pay a penny for the rams he killed.

Dr Sharof: (He insisted) that his car be fixed.

Questioner: He said we should fix his car.

Dr Sharof: What will he do (in return)?

Questioner: He will not do anything.

Dr Sharof: So what is your sin?

Questioner: We said we would fix his car with the condition that he brings back the lives of our rams. He asked whether he would buy us new rams, but we said he should bring back the lives of our rams. So the students of knowledge who were present at the scene declared that we have sinned with the statement. So, are we guilty of any sin or not with the statement?

Dr Sharof: Do you want the world to know what you have done?

Questioner: Na’am!

Dr Sharof: Do you want the world to know what you have done?

Questioner: We want to know if we are at fault or not with the statement.

Dr Sharof: He declared that you have to fix his car. What will he do (in return)?

Questioner: He will not do anything (in return).

Dr Sharof: He must do something in return since he is the one who killed the rams except if the government had given instruction that your rams must not be allowed to move freely and you left them to move freely (going against the authorities).

Questioner: It happened on an expressway.

Dr Sharof: The government does not allow you to leave your rams to move freely at anywhere. SubhaanokaLlaahummo wa bihamdik ashahdu an laa ilaaha illa ant, astagfiruka wa atoobu ilayk!

[Source: “Trading and its etiquettes (Tape 7)”]

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