Purchasing Railcards

Purchasing Railcards

Purchasing Railcards


Is it permissible to purchase railcards such as the family rail card which would enable discounts on family rail tickets?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


It is permissible to purchase railcards.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

7 Ṣafar 1442 / 25 September 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

Note: Some people have asked regarding the garar (ambiguity) in the rail cards because a person does not know how many times the rail card will be used. The answer is that the garar in this is yasīr (tolerable) and it does not lead to any disputes. For further reading, refer to our earlier answers on buffet food and prescription prepayment certificates.