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Selling Musical Instruments and Donating Its Money

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Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt


When I was not Muslim, I bought a guitar. Now I do not want to keep it or use it. One of my non-Muslim friends asked if he could buy it from me. I want to know if it is permissible to sell the guitar to him, or donate the guitar without taking money? I do not want to keep the money if I sell, instead give it away as ṣadaqah.

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


It is permissible for you, in the described scenario, to sell the guitar to your non-muslim friend thereafter donate the amount to charity. – (See: Rad-Al-Muḥtār, Vol 6, Page 391, Dār Al-Fikr1)

Only Allāh knows best.

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 مَعْزِيًّا لِلنَّهْرِ قَالَ فِيهِ مِنْ بَابِ الْبُغَاةِ وَعُلِمَ مِنْ هَذَا أَنَّهُ لَا يُكْرَهُ بَيْعُ مَا لَمْ تَقُمْ الْمَعْصِيَةُ بِهِ كَبَيْعِ الْجَارِيَةِ الْمُغَنِّيَةِ وَالْكَبْشِ النَّطُوحِ وَالْحَمَامَةِ الطَّيَّارَةِ وَالْعَصِيرِ وَالْخَشَبِ مِمَّنْ يُتَّخَذَ مِنْهُ الْمَعَازِفُ – كتاب الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين رد المحتار ج٦/ ص٣٩١ دار الفكر

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