The Dangers of Forged Commodities and their Effects as Perceived by Islamic Jurisprudence

Islamic law has dealt with consumer rights by providing the good product, which is commensurate with his needs and demand, and in accordance with specifications and standards supervised by reliable and competent specialists. To that end, Islam has established controls and provisions that protected trust and balance between the trading parties, for the freedom of the market in Islam is a freedom regulated by sharīʿa rules. The proliferation of forged commodities poses a threat to human beings, the environment and the economy in general. The reason for its spread is due to the lack of awareness, the weak role of supervision and the prolonged greed. Because of the dangers of forgery, and the seriousness of counterfeiting and their negative effects on the economy, owing to their blend with lies, fraud, false stealing of people’s money and the consequent health damage, wasting money, and in order to achieve the security and well-being of the Muslim community, I thought it is highly significant to study the theme. So, this research through the use of the descriptive analytical approach aims at showing the dangers and effects of forged commodities, the causes, defects and hazards of fake merchandises in society.

Keywords: Forged commodities, defects, dangers, censorship, Islamic jurisprudence, intellectual property.