They imposed a condition that if he did
not buy the product from them, he would have to pay them compensation if they sold it at a
loss. Is this an invalid condition? For example, he came and said, “I want to buy
such and such a product” and they said, “We will bring it from America and if
you do not buy it, and we sell it to someone else at a loss, you will have to compensate
us because you broke your promise.” Is this an invalid condition?
Praise be to Allaah.
We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih
al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows: