Items Sold by Weight

Items sold by weight
With regard to items sold by weight, such as dry groceries, meat, steel, copper, vegetables, salt, etc. If a person wishes to exchange or purchase any of the above-mentioned items (or items that fall under this category) in exchange for the same item, e.g. he wishes to exchange wheat in return for wheat, rice in exchange for rice, flour in exchange for flour or any other similar item which is the same, then the rule in this regard is that it is waajib to take the following two factors into consideration: (i) the weight of the item will have to be equal on both sides. Even the slightest difference in weight will not be permitted. If not, it will be regarded as interest. (ii) If the two parties do not take possession of the respective items, the minimum requirement is that the wheat of both should be kept separately. You should take your wheat, weigh it, keep it separately and tell him that this wheat is kept over here, he can take it whenever he wishes. In the same way, he should also weigh his wheat, keep it separately and tell you that this wheat is kept over here and that you can take it whenever you wish. If they do not do this and separate from each other (or go away), they will be committing the sin of interest.

Items Sold by Weight


With regard to items sold by weight, such as dry groceries, meat, steel, copper, vegetables, salt, etc. If a person wishes to exchange or purchase any of the above-mentioned items (or items that fall under this category) in exchange for the same item, e.g. he wishes to exchange wheat in return for wheat, rice in exchange for rice, flour in exchange for flour or any other similar item which is the same, then the rule in this regard is that it is waajib to take the following two factors into consideration: (i) the weight of the item will have to be equal on both sides. Even the slightest difference in weight will not be permitted. If not, it will be regarded as interest. (ii) If the two parties do not take possession of the respective items, the minimum requirement is that the wheat of both should be kept separately. You should take your wheat, weigh it, keep it separately and tell him that this wheat is kept over here, he can take it whenever he wishes. In the same way, he should also weigh his wheat, keep it separately and tell you that this wheat is kept over here and that you can take it whenever you wish. If they do not do this and separate from each other (or go away), they will be committing the sin of interest.