The shopping experience for some people can be hard tough but for others, it can be full of joy. Some people may scare of experiencing an online shopping mode. But, most people choose to buy online than to come directly to the market.
Nowadays, since technology evolve there are so many platforms from e-commerce that give an easier way to shopping, includes a pre-order system as the economics in Islam.
Pre-order will give you the best experience when you get the product you want the most for the first time. Besides, in pre-order shopping usually, there will be an enormous price for it.
That is why most people like to be the first one to get the product. But, how Islam see this new habit for using functions of money in Islam?
As we know, in the Islamic way there is a law about selling and buying. From this law’s perspective, it is permissible to do as long as it follows by Islamic law.
So, here we have some guidelines you should follow on pre-order Online shopping based on the Quran.
1. Keep in Islamic Way
Based on the selling and buying concept in the Islamic way, the rule of pre-order has the same way as we assumed that we already buy the product. To protect the buyer from any cheater from the seller, there should be a term and condition.
That law must be based on Islamic law such as the stock law in Islam which followed by both seller and buyer. And they have to obey everything that written on it.
Based on the Quran surah Al Jumuah verse 10 mentions about this.
فَاِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلٰوةُ فَانْتَشِرُوْا فِى الْاَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوْا مِنْ فَضْلِ اللّٰهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللّٰهَ كَثِيْرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُوْنَ – ١٠
“When the prayers have been performed, you are scattered on earth; seek God’s gift and remember God a lot so that you are lucky.” (QS 62:10)
2. Keep Your Transaction Secure
It is important to do a transaction secure so that you will get a long way from sin. It is better to read Duas to keep away from sin in pre-order online shopping. A secure system in online shopping sometimes can be hard to choose.
That is why you need to be more careful while deciding the pre-order system. Choose the payment with a secure and trusted system.
In the Quran surah An Nisa verse 29 mentions about this.
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا لَا تَأْكُلُوْٓا اَمْوَالَكُمْ بَيْنَكُمْ بِالْبَاطِلِ اِلَّآ اَنْ تَكُوْنَ تِجَارَةً عَنْ تَرَاضٍ مِّنْكُمْ ۗ وَلَا تَقْتُلُوْٓا اَنْفُسَكُمْ ۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيْمًا – ٢٩
“O believers! Do not eat your neighbor’s property with a false path (not true), except in trades that apply on the basis of mutual liking between you. And do not kill yourself. Truly, Allah is Most Merciful to you.” (QS 4:29)
3. Term And Condition
Read carefully the term and condition before you decide to buy a pre-order shopping based on online e-commerce. Make sure that everything that written on there is suitable with the Islamic law on the buying and selling system.
For example, in case you get the wrong product, is it permissible to change o not. You need to know more about this term so that you will not be the loss.
In the Quran surah An Nisa verse 58 mentions about this.
اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ اَنْ تُؤَدُّوا الْاَمٰنٰتِ اِلٰٓى اَهْلِهَاۙ وَاِذَا حَكَمْتُمْ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ اَنْ تَحْكُمُوْا بِالْعَدْلِ ۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُمْ بِهٖ ۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ كَانَ سَمِيْعًاۢ بَصِيْرًا – ٥٨
“Indeed, God tells you to deliver the message to those who have the right to receive it, and if you establish a law among humans you should determine it fairly. Indeed, Allah is the best to teach you. Truly, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” (QS 4:58)
4. Contract or Agreement
Just the same case with the term and condition, on pre-order shopping online need a contract or agreement between the buyer and seller. The seller should give the information about when the product will arrive and the buyer will obey the agreement about the term and condition of this pre-order system.
The buyer should fulfill their promises about the contract so that the pre-order will follow in the Islamic way. On the Quran surah, Al Maidah verse 1 mentions about this.
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْٓا اَوْفُوْا بِالْعُقُوْدِۗ اُحِلَّتْ لَكُمْ بَهِيْمَةُ الْاَنْعَامِ اِلَّا مَا يُتْلٰى عَلَيْكُمْ غَيْرَ مُحِلِّى الصَّيْدِ وَاَنْتُمْ حُرُمٌۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يَحْكُمُ مَا يُرِيْدُ – ١
“O, believers! Keep promises. Livestock is permissible for you, except what will be mentioned to you, by not justifying hunting when you are on ihram (Hajj or Umrah). Indeed, Allah establishes the law according to what He wills.” (QS 5:1)
5. Cheating in Pre-order is haram
Every form of cheating in buying and selling in Islam is haram, so that in pre-order online shopping. This will make the seller a sinner because make their seller have lost their money.
Besides, the trust from the buyer will disappear and people will avoid the seller to buy there. As the buyer, we should be more careful about a cheater and has some perceived ways of greed in Islam.
Usually, there will be a review from the customer before. That will help you to decide to get the pre-order or not. On the Quran surah, Al Mutaffifin verses 1-3 mentions about this.
وَيْلٌ لِّلْمُطَفِّفِيْنَۙ – ١ الَّذِيْنَ اِذَا اكْتَالُوْا عَلَى النَّاسِ يَسْتَوْفُوْنَۖ – ٢ وَاِذَا كَالُوْهُمْ اَوْ وَّزَنُوْهُمْ يُخْسِرُوْنَۗ – ٣
“Woe to those who like (in measuring and weighing)! (Namely) those who, if they receive a measure from someone else, they ask for sufficiency, and if they measure or weigh (for others), they reduce.” (QS 83: 1-3)
So, there are some glances about how we should be careful with pre-order online shopping in Islam based on the Quran. As long you keep the Islamic way in buying and selling, may Allah will give you His gratitude.