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Lawful to sell gold.

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I got some of gold which I was gifted at the time of my marriage by friends and relatives not husband.This is not dowry (meher).Now  I cant use it since it is out of fashion and now I have decided to sell it and have something of lattest style. Someone said I cant sell it and buy another item from the same jewellery shop. Or can I sell it today and buy from the same shop after some days? Please guide me accordingly by letting me know what exactly shall I do so as not to doany mistake on this matter.


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Lawful to sell gold

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Respected sister, if you have some gold which belongs to you, and you wish to sell it and buy something else with its sales proceeds, to the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in Shariah Law which prohibits such a transaction.


If the gold belongs to you, you are well within your rights to do with it as you will and please. You may keep it, or sell it and keep the proceeds, or use the proceeds to buy anything, anytime, and anywhere you wish and please.


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