A: I am unable to comment on the situation in South Africa from where the fatwa has been given, but here in the UK, an extended warranty is a separate contract from the sale of the product. Often, the extended warranty contract is not even with the retailer but rather with a third party even if it is conducted at the point of sale. Thus, it is no different from purchasing an extended warranty subsequent to the purchase of a product. I have personally enquired from a well-known UK retailer as to whether the price of the item could be increased with the extended warranty being provided for free like a normal guarantee. I was categorically informed that this could be done and would in fact not be legal.