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Is selling a book you have bought to someone at a lower price, when you don`t need it any more, a wrong thing to do? Then why do the authors sometimes prohibit reselling of books ? If I give it for free even then its wrong or what ? 


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Selling books profit

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What you have purchased is your property and there is absolutely nothing wrong if you find someone who wishes to buy this (used) product at a price higher than you have paid for it…..neither in Shariah Law nor in any law of this world!!!


The book which you have bought is your property and it is entirely up to you whether you wish to resell it at a price lower or higher than you bought it for, or gift it to someone for free!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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