Selling books


Is it preferred that I sell my story books and other novels as such in order to get rid of them? They are not books that are beneficial since they are fiction and also contain indecent material. I’m confused as to whether throw them or sell them to someone or give it away for free. Because the books don’t have any benefit and are fiction, does giving it away to someone or selling it to get rid of it count as sadaqa bad-jariya? How about one one sells them and InshaAllah give away the profit as sadaqa? Is that okay?

I have the same qs for movies and cds as such,but I’m more willing to throw them away than the books. Please advise,I have way too many books and most of them are unread as well, and I’m sure I won’t be reading them in the future.
JazakAllah Khair!


wa `alaykum salam,
Islam views such materials as indecent and terms them as faahisha in the Noble Qur’an. Fahisha is shameful deeds and to spread it in any form or shape is blameworthy and therefore forbidden.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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