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Extra Food Cooked By A Caterer

Question

The host requests the caterer to quote for 200 people. The caterer cooks extra to make sure the food does not run short for the 200 people. After the function, if there is left over food, does this food belong to the caterer or the host?

Answer

 The host and the caterer agreed to quote for 200 people. The caterer was not obliged to cook extra food, but still did so out of his own accord. This is considered a favor from the caterer, done in courtesy for the host. Therefore, after the host accepted the food by taking possession of it, it will be his.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

…تقاول مع نجار علي ان يصنع له زورقا او سفينة و بين له طولها و عرضها و اوصافها علي ان تكون مواد البناء كلها من النجار في مقابل مبلغ معين و قبل النجار ذلك انعقد هذا العقد علي انه بيع استصناع و المبيع هو الخف و الزورق او غيره…و يشترط في الاستصناع ان يكون العمل و العين كلاهما من الصانع فلو كانت العين من االمستصنع كان العقد اجارة… المبيع في الاستصناع هو العين لا عمل الصانع
(درر الحكام شرح مجلة الاحكام لعلي حيدر ج٢ ص ٣٥٩ تحت مادة ٣٨٨ دار 
الكتب العلمية) 

و حكمه اي البيع ثبوت الملك اي في البدلين لكل منهما في بدل (رد المحتار ج؛ ص٥٠٦ سعيد) 

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