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Musawamah is a general kind of sale in which price of the commodity to be traded is stipulated between the seller and the buyer without any reference to the price paid or cost incurred by the former. Thus it is different from Murabaha in respect of pricing formula. Unlike Murabaha, the seller in Musawamah is not obliged to reveal his cost. All other conditions relevant to Murabaha are valid for Musawamah as well. Musawamah can be an ideal mode where the seller is not in a position to ascertain precisely the costs of commodities that he is offering to sell.


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