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Saheeh Al-Jami ‘As-Saghir Hadith No. 288

By almaas Sep 13, 2020

«إذا اختلف البيعان فالقول قول البائع والمبتاع بالخيار» .
(صحيح) … [ت هق] عن ابن مسعود. الإرواء 1322)

It is reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“If the buyer and the seller disagree, then the seller’s statement is taken as valid, and the purchaser retains the choice (to buy or not to buy).” 

This hadith was narrated by Ahmad 1/466, at-Tirmidhi 1270 and al-Bayhaqi 5/332 from the words of Ibn Mas’ud. 

Sheikh al-Albani called the hadith authentic. See Sahih al-jami ‘as-saghir 288, Irvaul-galil 1322.

Grade: صحيح

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“If the buyer and the seller will disagree” – that is, if they disagree about the price (of the product) and the conditions of choice, or about something else.

“That (the last) word is for the seller” – that is, the last statement from the seller is valid and he must take an oath in favor of his truthfulness.

“And the buyer has the right to choose” – that is, if he wants, he can take the goods, if he is satisfied with what the seller says, and if he wants, he can cancel the deal. 

In the version of this hadith, which was transmitted by Ahmad and al-Nasai from the words of ‘Abdul-Malik bin ‘Ubaid who said:”We were with Abu ‘Ubaidah bin ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud when two men who were involved in a transaction came to him. One of them said: ‘I bought it for such and such’, and the other said; ‘I sold it to him for such and such,’ Abu ‘Ubaidah said” ‘something like this was brought to Ibn Masud, and he said; I was with something like this was brought to him. He told the seller to swear an oath, them he gave the purchaser the choice; If he wished, he could buy it, and if he wished he could cancel (the transaction)”

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