Query regarding money which we got from roads?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Last evening when I was walking through street I found a 500 rupee notes fallen on the road. I took the note but now I am in puzzled situation, what to do with that money? I don’t know the proper answer that’s why I am asking you. I will be very much grateful if you answer my question.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1031/947/M=8/1439)


In the question mentioned above that five hundred note is unclaimed stuff. If you have picked it up then safeguard it and keep on enquiring about its owner. If you get the owner then hand it over to him and if you don’t find the owner and you have no hope of finding him then give it in charity to any poor.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.