What should we do with TV’s?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I wanted to know what we should do with TV(s) we no longer want to keep in the house, alhumdulillah the usage of TV has reduced considerably in our house and I wanted to know can we sell the TV or do we need to break it and throw it away so no one else can use it, and we cannot be held accountable for others sins due to them watching the TV?


A: We advise that since it is a sin, do not pass on the sin to others so that you may not be included in this sin. Rather break it to prevent a sin from becoming contagious. 

 وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ ﴿المائدة: ٢﴾

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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