The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2277

Both the principal (muwakkil) – i.e. the person who appoints someone to be his agent – and the agent must be sane (ʿāqil). Furthermore, both must have an intention (qaṣd) to enter into the agreement and do so of their own volition (ikhtiyār). The principal must have reached the age of legal responsibility (bulūgh), except in those cases where it is valid for a child who is able to discern between right and wrong (mumayyiz) [to carry out the transaction].