Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: Assalam aleykum
I have a question regarding a purchase I made. When I was young I made an eBay account. But to trade on eBay you have to be 18 and I has younger.
Now, time went by and I changed and became more religious. I don’t think I remembered about the eBay account being made in a wrong way and I purchased a blind for a window using that account not knowing that I had to be 18 at that time.
I have the blind up in my room. Do I have to get rid of the blind?
Answer: assalamu alaykum
This will not effect the validity of the sale. So, you do not have to get rid of the blind, nor take any financial measures to rectify your actions. The reason for this is that all the basic integrals and conditions of a valid contract were otherwise fulfilled in this sale.
However, you did engage in lying and deception, and A’isha (God be well-pleased with her) reported that there was nothing more disliked by the Prophet (blessings upon him) than lying. (al-Tirmidhi) These are sinful actions that require remorse and sincere repentance.
[Ustadh] Salman Younas
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman where he spent five years studying Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and continues his traditional studies with scholars in the United Kingdom.