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Question: Salam,
 There is a online website that allows normal people like me to be able to sell products on it and when i do my product will not be shown on the first page because it is still new and will be shown on much later pages, now there are well known online services which i hear many people use when launching their products on this website to rank their product to the first page so it generates more sales. The online website which we would be selling on states in its terms of service:

" Any attempt to manipulate sales rank is prohibited. You may not solicit or knowingly accept fake or fraudulent orders, including placing orders for your own products. You may not provide compensation to buyers for purchasing your products or provide claim codes to buyers for the purpose of inflating sales rank. In addition, you may not make claims regarding a product's best seller rank in the product detail page information, including the title and description."

Now i was planning on using one of these product launch services which i would basically pay them to give a certain amount of  my product in giveaways so that it would appear as though it is being bought by actual customers and in doing so rank my product to the first page so that customers would actually view and potentially purchase my product. Now if i don't use this, my product would most likely not generate any sales because it would be all the way at the end of the search results. This may be going against the websites terms of service but it is virtually the only way to put it in front of the customer and have him/her view it. Would me using one of these product launch services be haram even though all i am trying to do is rank my product to the first page so it generates sales?


The office of sayed sistani london says:

"In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

It is not allowed as long as that is against the websites terms of service that you already agreed for."


But when i agreed to it i never really read it (the terms of service), also i am paying them a fee just to be allowed to sell on their platform, also from every unit i sell they get a part of that sale and if someone launches a product with them, virtually the only way that you would be able to make sales is to use one of these services which would allow me to giveaway my product at a highly discounted price just so that i would be able to generate sales and move my product listing up to the first page so that normal shoppers would be able to view and potentially purchase it. Is it actually Haram to do this even though at the end of the day i would be giving away my own product which i bought from myself? 

This website by the way.

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10 hours ago, SeekingHeaven said:

This website by the way.

Salam you must be patient InshaAllah you will have costumers ,for extending Rizq it is highly advised to recite Sura Waqi’a after your Isha Prayer.



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