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What to do with a forbidden gift?

I used to live in a community in which their was free-mixing between the men and women. One of the men gave me a gift as an expression of inappropriate satanic desire, (and the gift) was a valuable bracelet. And all praise is due to Allaah, indeed I have left that community and have recognised the true path and have regret and repented for that which I did. Is this gift my rightful possession and is it permissible to beautify myself with it? Or should I give it in charity? Or what shall I do with it? I am not able to return it to its owner, due to my dislike of that community.

Praise Allaah for this security. And it is not upon you to return this gift to its owner, rather give it in charity.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fataawa al-Mar'ah. Lajnah tawzee' al-Matboo'aat ad-Deeniyyah 'alal-Hujjaaj wal-Mu'tamireen, page 211.
Translated by Abu Khadeejah
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