Forgiving someone for stealing money

Q: I'm an 18 year old female and I used to buy lots of personal stuff, for example, an expensive keyboard and mouse, a pair of headphones etc. but I bought these items using the money I stole from my father's wallet without his knowledge and might have stolen some from my mother's purse too. I felt guilty about my deeds later on and I stopped stealing like that and I also told my dad that I stole his money to buy things for myself. He understood the topic and he said he forgave me.

Now first of all, are all the things that I bought using my dads stolen money haraam for me to touch or use ? Even after he forgave me? Do I stop using these stuff? Some of the stuff are actually important for me to use. Do I have to return these goods to my parents? I bought makeup using the stolen money. Do I have to return that to my dad or do I have to pay him the amount that I stole? I estimated it around 600 USD (I didnt steal it in a day of course. It came up to that number day by day). I dont even have a job that I can earn that money and pay him back.

Secondly, the items are (as far as I remember) - a keyboard, a mouse and mouse pad, headphones for gaming, TONS of makeup (like alot), some dresses and accessories, ingredients for making D-I-Y lip balms (like oils and beeswaxes etc.) and empty tin and plastic containers (a LOT of these containers). Do I throw all these items away? Even after I've asked for forgivenesss from my mum and dad?

Thirdly, I also bought some gifts and stationaries with the stolen money from my parents. and the people whom I gave the gifts to, does the items become haraam for them to use and are they unintentionally committing sin because of me? 

A: If you told your parents that you stole their money and they said that they have forgiven you, then the things you purchased with the stolen money are halaal for you.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)