7453: He became Muslim and he has musical instruments – what should he do with them?


I reverted to Islam in September 99, Alhamdoulillah. I was a guitar player. I would like to know if it is possible for me to sell my guitars? And what about equipment such as microphones, mixers, computers… that actually can be used for other purposes than making music, can I sell these? If I can not sell anything, what shall I do with them?

Praise be to Allaah. 

We put this question to Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Jibreen (may Allaah preserve him), who answered as follows:

 If they cannot be used for any permissible purpose – and these things can only be used for haraam purposes in most cases  – then he has to destroy them. Whoever fears Allaah and does his duty towards Him, Allaah will show him a way out and grant him provision from sources he could never imagine.

 For information on the rulings on music, please see question 5011  And Allaah knows best.

Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Jibreen
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