Question 39: Sometimes we obtain goods that contain some musical instruments, smoking tools (water pipes), or vessels used for smoking such as lighters and ashtrays. Should we get rid of these things or are we permitted to sell them? Please provide me with your beneficial answer. May Allaah reward you with the best. Is it permissible to sell embodied or mummified objects (idols) of animals?
Answer: Selling musical instruments and the tools used for smoking or water pipes and other means of disobedience and Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) such as idols; whether embodied or mummified animals is Haraam (prohibited). This is because whatever is Haraam to be benefited from is Haraam to be sold and selling these things is considered helping a Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and corruption as well as facilitation to indulge in Bid`ahs (innovations in the religion) and Shirk… read more here.