Can One Buy Wine to Make Vinegar?

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate

It would not be valid to buy wine with the intention of making vinegar. Rather, such a sale would be invalid (batil), because wine is in itself haram (haram li `aynihi) and not an item of considered value (mal mutaqawwim) for Muslims. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Marghinani, Hidaya, with al-`Inaya and Fath al-Qadir]

And Allah alone gives success.

Answered By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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