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
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.