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Pls let me know as per sharia what one has to do if he found money {cash} fallan and one dosent know who is the owner of the money.

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Pls let me know as per sharia what one has to do if he found money {cash} fallan and one dosent know who is the owner of the money.

 

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Found lost money

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Al-Muwatta Hadith Hadith 36.46

The Judgement on Lost Property

Malik related to from Rabia ibn Abi Abd ar-Rahman that Zayd ibn Khalid al-Juhani said, "A man came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and asked him about (the things one) finds. He (saws) said, 'Memorize the characteristics of the object found, then publicize it for a year. If the owner comes, give it to him.

 

It would be illegal and immoral in Islam for a believer, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, to keep and use for himself the money or valuables one finds or does not lawfully belong to him. If one finds some money or anything of value on the streets which does not belong to him, he must report the find to the relevant legal authorities who will safeguard it until the actual owner is found. To take or consume the valuables one finds for oneself would tantamount to theft in the Sight of Shariah.

 

If one finds money or anything valuable which does not belong to him, and is unable to report or deposit it with the legal authorities for any reason, he must try his best to locate its original owner and return his property back to him. If the believer is unable to locate the owner even after trying his best for a considerable amount of time, he may spend what he has found in charity with the intention that Allah Subhanah credit the reward of the charity to the original owner.

 

But under absolutely no circumstances would it be permissible for a believer to consume or utilize for oneself the valuables one finds and/or does not lawfully belong to him.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

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Burhan


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