Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Question: What is an item of value that is permissible to sell? It is said that only items of considered value can be sold. Could you please clarify what that means?
Answer: In the Name of Allah Most Merciful & Compassionate
An item is of “value” is anything that people consider to be valuable (such that they would seek, buy, sell, store it).
An item is of “considered” value if it is permitted to benefit from, according to the Shariah.
[ref: Majalla; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
(Originally answered on the SeekersGuidance Academy’s Islamic Law for Seekers: Transactions Course Forum)