Fatwa#: 26381
Asked Country: Virgin Islands

Answered Date: Nov 30,-0001

Title: Is it permissible to sell fireworks?


Is it permissible to sell fireworks? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


In principle, any item that has dual or multiple uses, of which some maybe of permissible use and others impermissible uses may be sold. The seller will not be responsible if the purchaser uses the item in an impermissible way. With regards to fireworks, we are unaware of any permissible avenue in which they may be used. Fireworks are used normally to celebrate festivities like New Year’s Day or Diwali etc. Hence,  it is not permissible to sell fireworks.


ويجوز بيع البربط والطبل والمزمار والنرد، وأشباه ذلك في قول أبي حنيفة، وعندهما لا يجوز بيع هذه الأشياء.

وجه قولهما: إن هذه الأشياء أعدت للمعصية حتى صارت بحال لا يستعمل إلا في المعصية، فسقطت ماليتها والتحقت بالعدم، ومن شرط جواز البيع المالية.

ولأبي حنيفة: إن هذه الآلات ليست بمحرمة العين، وكونها آلة المعصية إنما يوجب سقوط التقوم والمالية إذا كانت متعينة للمعصية، وهذه الأشياء لم تتعين آلة للمعصية؛ لأن الانتفاع بهذه الأشياء ممكن بوجه حلال بأن يجعل النرد صنجات الموازين، والبربط والطبل والدف ظروف الأشياء، وإذا لم تكن متعينة للمعصية تقومها كالمعيبة فإنه لما تصور الانتفاع يعينها بطريق حلال لا يسقط تقومها وماليتها حتى جاز بيعها كذا ههنا.

المحيط البرهاني – ج 9 – ص 334 – ادارة القران .


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Mufti Hussein Issa,
Student of Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



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