Buying property stolen from Jews
Fatwa No: 81695

  • Fatwa Date:24-2-2000 - Thul-Qi'dah 20, 1420
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Can I buy computer set which is stolen from Jews?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Stealing, cheating, deceiving and co-operating with others in such activities are not among the conduct of a Muslim. Therefore, it is not permissible for a Muslim to purchase something if he knows that it is stolen because, if he does so, he cooperates with the thief in this forbidden, and Islamically dispraised act. Allah Says (what means): {…but do not help one another in sin and transgression.} [Quran 5:2]

In addition to this, if one buys this computer and it is found with him, he will be accused of having stolen it, and there is no doubt that this is harmful for the person.
Allah knows best.

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