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    Question ID: 44633Country: Bangladesh

    Title: Halal and Haram

    Question: Twenty years ago people in my family used to sing and play harmoniums. Now we don't do that. Someone knew it and gifted us a harmonium last year. Now it is of no use. What can we do with it? Can we sell it and use the money or do we have to donate the money?

    Answer ID: 44633

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 536/524/N=1434) Harmoniums (a kind of English musical instrument, Firozul Lughat p 1428) is solely the instrument of amusement. It is not lawful for a Muslim to sell it or give it as gift to someone. Hence you should break it and do not sell or give it as gift to someone. قال فى الدر (مع الرد كتاب الغصب 9: 307): ولا يصح بيعها ، وعليه الفتوى ، ملتقى ودرر وزيلعي وغيرها وأقره المصنف اهـ

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India