Earning from an item one purchased with haraam money

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Q: I used to make money by promoting un-Islamic cartoons. I used that money to buy a laptop. From that laptop I learned and make applications/ programs. Now I get a lot of money from the apps I made. My income now is halaal insha-Allah, but the problem is, my laptop was bought with haraam money.

What is the status of my income now? What about the knowledge I got when using the laptop? Is the money I generated, and the apps I made, all haraam? How do I repent and cleanse my profit/income?


A: The present income is right as long as you are not doing anything unislamic. Make taubah for the past.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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