Dr. Monzer Kahf, a prominent economist and counselor states: drop shipping is permissible as long as one sells on the internet because on the internet this is a sale on description (you describe the item in your advertisement). It is permissible to sell on description an item that one will buy later. When you sell a specific item you must own it and have possession of it before you sell. (For instance, you can’t sell the statute of liberty because you don’t own it! But you can sell a digital camera of certain specification and say similar to what is in this picture and then you buy a camera that fits the same description after the sale contract and deliver it).”