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Following my last message about my uncle, he just said to me i forgive you, i don’t think he wants the money back because he would have said so. I said to him i had taking money from you that you didnt know about and i said can you forgive me and he said yes i forgive you

I think he said don’t do it again , i’m not sure

i am not sure if i have to return the moeny back or not. iย  find it hard to keep brining this up infront of him because i feel ashamed

What do you think i should do?

would asking Allah will be sufficient enough for me to be forgiven, i’m feeling scared


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu โ€˜alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

If you told your uncle that you took money from him and he forgave you specifically for that, then you will be absolved of your responsibility and you do not have to return the money to him.

However, you may purchase a gift equivalent to the money that you took from him and present it to him if you wish to feel satisfied. In doing so, you would have returned the money that you took from your uncle.[1]

And Allah Taโ€™ala Knows Best

Ismaeel Bassa

Student Darul Iftaa

Durban South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] (ูˆูŽูŠูŽุฌูุจู ุฑูŽุฏู‘ู ุนูŽูŠู’ู†ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุบู’ุตููˆุจู) ู…ูŽุง ู„ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูŽุชูŽุบูŽูŠู‘ูŽุฑู’ ุชูŽุบูŽูŠู‘ูุฑู‹ุง ููŽุงุญูุดู‹ุง ู…ูุฌู’ุชูŽุจู‹ู‰ (ูููŠ ู…ูŽูƒูŽุงู†ู ุบูŽุตู’ุจูู‡ู) ู„ูุชูŽููŽุงูˆูุชู ุงู„ู’ู‚ููŠูŽู…ู ุจูุงุฎู’ุชูู„ูŽุงูู ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽู…ูŽุงูƒูู†ู (ูˆูŽูŠูŽุจู’ุฑูŽุฃู ุจูุฑูŽุฏู‘ูู‡ูŽุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆู’ ุจูุบูŽูŠู’ุฑู ุนูู„ู’ู…ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุงู„ููƒู) ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุจูŽุฒู‘ูŽุงุฒููŠู‘ูŽุฉู ุบูŽุตูŽุจูŽ ุฏูŽุฑูŽุงู‡ูู…ูŽ ุฅู†ู’ุณูŽุงู†ู ู…ูู†ู’ ูƒููŠุณูู‡ู ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽุฏู‘ูŽู‡ูŽุง ูููŠู‡ู ุจูู„ูŽุง ุนูู„ู’ู…ูู‡ู ุจูŽุฑูุฆูŽ ูˆูŽูƒูŽุฐูŽุง ู„ูŽูˆู’ ุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽู‡ู ุฅู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุจูุฌูู‡ูŽุฉู ุฃูุฎู’ุฑูŽู‰ ูƒูŽู‡ูุจูŽุฉู ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุฅูŠุฏูŽุงุนู ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุดูุฑูŽุงุกู

ูˆููŠ ุญุงุดูŠุฉ ุงุจู† ุนุงุจุฏูŠู†:

(ู‚ูŽูˆู’ู„ูู‡ู ูˆูŽูŠูŽุจู’ุฑูŽุฃู ุจูุฑูŽุฏู‘ูู‡ูŽุง) ุฃูŽูŠู’ ุฑูŽุฏู‘ู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽูŠู’ู†ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุบู’ุตููˆุจูŽุฉู ุฅู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุบู’ุตููˆุจู ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ู { ุฑุฏ ุงู„ู…ุญุชุงุฑ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุฏุฑ ุงู„ู…ุฎุชุงุฑุŒ ุฌ 6ุŒ ุต 182ุŒ ุฏุงุฑ ุงู„ููƒุฑ-ุจูŠุฑูˆุช }

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