Q: I have a plantation of palm trees on my farm and their branches grow (Part No. 13; Page No. 35) with seeds in clusters known by people of the south as "seminal clusters." The cluster contains a farinaceous substance and can fertilize more than 3 palm trees. Is it permissible for me
to sell date-palm seminal clusters
to people who grow such trees so that they can fertilize their own, knowing that I do not sell the trees themselves; rather, the pollen or raceme of fertilization? Kindly give us your Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) on the permissibility of that.
There is no impediment to sell the seminal cluster of the palm-trees, because of its benefit. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
...whereas Allâh has permitted trading
However, it is forbidden to sell the semen of an animal.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.