Bay al-Wafa (Selling with Repurchase Right)

In the Name of Allāh,

the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muḥammad, the last of prophets, on his family, and all his companions.

Resolution No. 66 (4/7)

Bay al-Wafa

(Selling with Repurchase Right)

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 7th session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 7–12 Dhū al-Qi’dah 1412h (9–14 May 1992),

Having examined the research papers submitted to the Academy concerning

Bay al-Wafa (Selling with Repurchase Right),

Having listened to the discussions on Bay al-Wafa and its true nature, namely that the sale of a commodity on the condition that any time the seller returns the price, the purchaser returns to him the object of the sale,


First: This type of sale is in fact “a loan which generates a benefit”; therefore, it is a fraudulent practice of Ribā, and is considered invalid by the majority of scholars.

Second: This contract is not permissible in Shariah.

Indeed, Allāh is All-Knowing.

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