Musical instruments and the tools

Q: This question is submitted by a benefactor located in Tihamah Qahtan. He is asking whether the money gained from trading in weapons - whether they are ammunitions or different kinds of (Part No. 13; Page No. 113) guns - is Halal (lawful). Is it permissible to accept this money as repayment for a debt or to be used in Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom)? It should be mentioned here that the authorities ban the trade of weapons as well as trading in forbidden commodities. We wish that your Eminence will give your opinion to notify and spread it among the Muslims. May Allah grant you the best reward for what you do for us and for Muslims.

A: It is not permissible to sell the weapons that have been banned by the authorities based on the Saying of Allah (Exalted be He): O you who believe! Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. The authorities who banned trading in weapons aim at maintaining security and blocking the means that lead to Fitnah (sedition). Accordingly, the Committee has decided that selling weapons without the authorities' permission is Haram (forbidden) as well as the money that is gained from this selling. And Allah knows best. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.