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I’ve got PS2 at home which I don’t use at all but a friend of mine wants to buy it. The problem is that he is a hafiz of the Quran and I’m going to feel guilty if I sell it to him. (He told me not to worry because he’s got different types of game consoles at home.) Do I sell it or not?

 

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

 

Answer

 

It is permissible to sell items which can be used permissibly as well as in a prohibited manner as stated in Al Ashbah wan Nazair in regards to grapes. A comparison of the PS2 can be drawn with a DVD player which can be used in a permissible manner as well as in prohibited way. The responsibility of the usage will then rest with the purchaser. However if you are certain that it will be definitely miss used, then to sell the console and also the games (non educational) or even give them away free will not be permissible as what is impermissible to take is impermissible to give.

 

Only Allah knows best

 

Sayeedur Rahman

 

Darul Ifta, Birmingham

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