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I purchased a land at a price that was mentioned in the year 2004. Now If I want to sell the same piece of land.

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I purchased a land at a price that was mentioned in the year 2004. Now If I want to sell the same piece of land, the current price of the land is more than what I bought in the year 2004.

So my question is, the profit that I get by selling the piece of land, is it halaal or haraam? 

 

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Profit selling land

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Your Question: So my question is, the profit that I get by selling the piece of land, is it halaal or haraam? 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 275:

275 Those who devour riba (interest, usury, etc.) will not stand except as stands one whom the Shaytaan by his touch hath driven to madness. That is because they say: "Trade is like riba, but Allah hath permitted trade and forbidden riba.

 

If you purchased a land (or any other lawful commodity) and wishes to sell that land at a higher price, this transaction would constitute trading.and the profits derived from such trading would be absolutely lawful for the believers in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah.

 

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