I purchased 3X1 kilograms of mince

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I purchased 3X1 kilograms of mince for R61.72, and had requested that the mince be packed in polystyrene trays. By packing the product on the polystyrene tray, due to the weight of the tray I am receiving 14c per kilograms less mince. Kindly inform me the Islamic ruling on the above matter.


Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

If you ordered 3 kilograms of mince, it (the mince) must be weighed separately without the trays as the weight of the tray will be included in the scale thereby decreasing the weight of the mince in proportion to the weight of the tray. The difference could be quite significant especially when one purchases a large volume. Alternatively, the weight of the tray be taken into consideration and the mince will be increased in proportion to the weight of the tray.


And Allah knows best


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