Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 40080
Asked Country: Saudi Arabia

Answered Date: Mar 01,2018

Title: Receiving change for purchasing a haram product


As Salam alaykum. I'm still waiting for my question to be answered? I also

have another question if you wouldn't mind fowarading to the appropriate


My question is if someone buys a haram item such as alchol etc with halal

money does the change he recieved back become haram money or is it still

permissible to keep and use? For example if I have £20 and buy a bottle of

alcohol for £10 and the shop keeper gives me £10 change, would that still be

considered halal money.?

I also ask if there is some way you could help me sign back into

as I forgot my password and for some reason I'm not receiving the reset

password link.


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

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

1) Your initial query has been answered.

2) The change received is halal.[1]

Bear in mind, it is totally impermissible for a Muslim to purchase haram items such as alcohol.[2] 

3) You may email to request a password reset or submit your queries to

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saad Haque

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[2] بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 113) - علاء الدين، أبو بكر بن مسعود بن أحمد الكاساني الحنفي (المتوفى: 587هـ) دار الكتب العلمية

(ومنها) أنه يحرم على المسلم تمليكها وتملكها بسائر أسباب الملك من البيع والشراء وغير ذلك؛ لأن كل ذلك انتفاع بالخمر وإنها محرمة الانتفاع على المسلم وروي عن النبي - عليه الصلاة والسلام - أنه قال «يا أهل المدينة إن الله تبارك وتعالى قد أنزل تحريم الخمر فمن كتب هذه الآية وعنده شيء منها فلا يشربها ولا يبعها فسكبوها في طرق المدينة»

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