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Assalam o alaikum ! i have a question related online business, i hope i will be able to explain what i want to ask, i belong to Pakistan and in our country there is a registration call Type Approval needed for importing Smart Watches etc.. i used to buy smart watches from a local wholesale company and sold them on my online page…if we buy directly by importing from china etc these products will get retained by our country’s custom department, so i still have the option of buying from the local wholesalers , now we are unaware of the fact that whether these wholesalers are registered or not (but the wholesalers are big company who deals in millions probably so there is a 50 50 chance that are registered for importing smart watches or probably not).. the question is whether it will be halal/allowed for me to buy smart watches from this local wholesaler and sell them as a retailer or not ?? JazakAllah

A:

Wa alaykum As Salam
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Your statement is ”  now we are unaware of the fact that whether these wholesalers are registered or not (but the wholesalers are big company who deals in millions probably so there is a 50 50 chance that are registered for importing smart watches or probably not)”

Your duty is to ensure that you are in line with the laws of the country that you live in.  What others do is not your responsibility, so if you are dealing with large registered companies in Pakistan, you can probably assume that they are in line with complying with the laws of the country, Insha-Allahﷻ.

​Regards,
S.L. Al-Hakim