I have a friend of mine who, has bought stolen perfumes, when he was younger. He has used all of the perfumes, so he can’t return any of them. He also sold a couple of them to his own brother and a friend of his, as the same price that he bought them from the thief. He feels very sad now, and are afraid of the punishment in the hereafter. What shall he do to be forgiven, and what is the punishment for this? And the punishment for him, selling them to his own brother and friend.

If he knows the owners of the items, he should seek their forgiveness, if they are Muslims, or pay the equivalent amount of the stolen items to them or to poor people on their behalf.