6. During the Qurbani season, many farmers sell Qurbani animals to customers over the phone that haven’t seen the animal. Is such a transaction valid in Shariah?
The purchaser should be fully aware of the item that is being purchased. By merely ordering the animal over the phone, one is unaware of the type/ description /size, etc. of the animal that is
being purchased and could even lead to a dispute at a later stage. Therefore if an animal is bought over the phone without the buyer seeing the animal and the transaction is concluded then such a