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Buying stolen goods
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Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who buys stolen goods, knowing they are stolen?

Response: It is not permissible for the Muslim to buy goods which he knows are stolen; This is haraam, because by doing so he is aiding [and abetting] the thief [in sin and transgression]. Allaah ('Azza wa Jall) says:

{Help you one another in al-Birr and at-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression}, [Soorah al-Maa.idah, Aayah 2]

And will Allaah lies all success.

Muhammed ibn 'Abdillaah as-Subayyal
Fataawa wa Rasaa.il Mukhtaarah - Page 416