What to do With Forbidden Items after Repentance

Since 2015-01-02

I have repented. But in my possession are some forbidden things such as musical instruments, cassettes, films, etc. Is it permissible for me to sell them, particularly since they are worth a large amount?


Praise be to Allah

Sale of such banned articles is not permissible in Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: «When Allah forbids a thing, then He forbids its price (as well)» i.e., its sale/purchase/trading (Abu Dawood, and it is authenti).

Also, you know well that whomever you sell it to will use it in a forbidden act; thus, it is not permissible for you to sell it to him as Allah has prohibited this in commanding us:

{وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ}

'Translation' {do not cooperate in sin and aggression}[Al-Ma'ida from the verse:2].

And no matter how much you lose in worldly wealth, have faith that what is in store with Allah is worthier and longer lasting. He will compensate you with His grace, and His favor and His generosity.

And Allah knows best.

(Excerpted from the book: I Want to Repent, But).

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