پاکستان کی زرعی مارکیٹنگ میں مروج تول، چونگی اور آڑھت کا کاروبار : سماجی اور شرعی تناظر
Business of Weighing Chungī and Āṛhat in Pakistan's Agricultural Marketing: Social and Sharīʻah Perspectives
Keywords:Weighing, Chungī, Āṛhat, Islam society, attitudes
This paper studies the Business of weighing Chungī and Āṛhat in Pakistan's agricultural marketing from social and Sharīʻah perspectives. It finds that from the referred perspectives these businesses are permissible only if Āṛhatī (middleman) does not attain the property of farmer or trader without their permission nor does he take advantage of their compulsion, nor does the weigher lose the weight. If, in a business deal, consent is obtained by taking advantage of someone's compulsion, or by seizing a portion of one's property by deception, or by reducing the weight of one's property, then the dealing will absolutely illegitimate. If this is not the case and the farmer or trader deals with the middleman with free will, the weigher does his job honestly and takes his wages, then all these jobs will be valid and permissible according to Sharīʻah and social norms. As for the fatwas in which any of these businesses declared absolutely illegal are not, in our view, in line with Sharīʻah principles. It seems that the real thing to consider in such matters is to keep in mind the Sharīʻah values and their philosophies, not any specific name or tradition.
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