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Someone finds buyers for crude oil and then approches sellers to buy from them.

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Someone finds buyers for crude oil and then approches sellers to buy from
them and ask for credit from the sellers (payment after 30 or 60 days)
however he sells the good to his buyer cash in the spot. Basically, he does
not utlize any of his own money. Is this halal?

I will appreciate your answer in Arabic if you can but English is ok

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To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no element of ‘riba’ or interest in the above stated transaction; and as long as the product being traded is lawful in its essence (in this case crude oil), there is absolutely no harm in such a transaction in Shariah.


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